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Related to unthrifty: meager, prompt, outdated, stupendous, tremendous
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1-3 Bolingbroke says: "Can no man tell me of my unthrifty son?
The 1558 statute (4&5 Philip & Mary, cap 8) deals with the "disparagement" of propertied women under the age of sixteen, who are "secretly allured and wonne to contract matrimony with the said unthrifty and light personages, and there upon either with slieght or force, oftentimes be taken and conveyed away from their said parents" (A Collection, 997): punishment was increased if the maid was also "deflowered.
The proposition that "Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life" and that "Lying, the telling of beautiful untrue things, is the proper aim of Art"; that "the message of Christ to man was simply 'Be thyself,'" and that "a poor man who is ungrateful, unthrifty, discontented, and rebellious is probably a real personality, and has much in him"; that "There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book.