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SERVICE AND THRIFT
A THRIFT PROVERB by BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

We have an English proverb that says, "He that would thrive must ask his wife." It was lucky for me that I had one as much disposed to industry and frugality as myself. She assisted me cheerfully in my, business, folding and stitching pamphlets, tending shop, purchasing old linen rags for the paper-makers, etc., etc. We kept no idle servants; our table was plain and simple; our furniture of the cheapest. For instance, my breakfast was for a long time bread and milk (no tea), and I ate it out of a twopenny earthen porringer, with a pewter spoon. But mark how luxury will enter families, and make a progress, in spite of principle: being called one morning to breakfast, I found it in a china bowl, with a spoon of silver! They had been bought for me without my knowledge by my wife, and had cost her the enormous sum of three-and-twenty shillings, for which she had no other excuse or apology to make but that she thought her husband deserved a silver spoon and china bowl as well as any of his neighbors.

NOTES AND QUESTIONS
For Biography see page 325.
Discussion. 1. How did Franklin's wife help him to prosper? 2. What habits of thrift can boys and girls establish for themselves? 3. Tell about Thrift Stamps and other ways of saving. 4. Compare Franklin's habits of thrift with Lincoln's advice to his brother. 5. Find in the Glossary the meaning of:' frugality; pamphlets; earthen; pewter. 6. Pronounce: thrive; porringer.

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