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When forty winters shall besiege thy brow, And dig deep trenches in thy beauty's field, Thy youth's proud livery, so gaz'd on now, Will-be a totter'd weed, of small worth held: Then being ask'd where all thy beauty lies, Where all the treasure of thy lusty days: To say, within thine own deep-sunken eyes, Were an all-eating shame and thriftless praise, How much more praise deserv'd thy beauty's use, If thou couldst answer, This fair child of mine Shall sum my count, and make my old excuse, Proving his beauty by succession thine!
His desire for a central point between "thriftless learning" and ignorance foreshadows his choice of Mount Zion Chapel, but the use of the subjunctive signals the impossibility of remaining "ever here ...
An idle thriftless race of savages cannot be permitted to stand guard at the treasure vaults of the nation" (U.S.
The public domain has been the transmuting force which has turned the thriftless, unambitious European peasant into the self-reliant Western farmer; it has given a consciousness of freedom even to the dweller in crowded cities, and has been a well-spring of hope even to those who have never thought of taking refuge upon it." (89)
Cutting edge, progressive thinkers such as William Ellis were setting up schools often referred to as the Birkbeck schools, that aimed to give children who had been brought up in "thriftless, indolent homes" lessons in political economy that would allow them to properly understand their duties towards society, obey "the laws of industrial life" by acquiring "learning, industry, knowledge, skill and economy".
It follows then that State enterprises are inclined towards thriftless manpower-management, namely to overemployment, and the wage increase dispensing with a solid financial basis by exceeding value added.
"Laws, wisely administered, will secure men in the enjoyment of the fruits of their labour, whether of mind or body, at a comparatively small personal sacrifice; but no laws, however stringent, can make the idle industrious, the thriftless provident or the drunken sober.
Agricultural economist William Spillman drew sharp distinctions between "high-minded, self-respecting small proprietors" and the "discontented, thriftless, tenant class," whose failure to climb the agricultural ladder proved their "unfitness for American citizenship" (Foley 69).
When his father, Thomas Lincoln, a lazy, thriftless carpenter, married Nancy Hanks, no one dreamed that their offspring would be remembered throughout history as the man who gave the U.S.
vegetables and all the refuse of its thriftless and dirty inhabitants,