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Concerning Cheapness

By Carroll, Charles

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Title: Concerning Cheapness  
Author: Carroll, Charles
Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
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Excerpt: ?Hang it all! there goes another!? ?Another what?? said the Pedagogue, looking up from lazy absorption in his easy?chair and the last Review. ?Why, that?s the third pair of those dollar gloves of Brown?s that I've split within the last week or two, trying to struggle into them in a hurry.? ?Sorry for you,? as he calmly turned another leaf; ?but if I wanted to be unamiable, I should say it served you right for buying cheap things.? ?Cheap!? I retorted, testily. ?What in poverty?s name is a fellow with my salary to do, but buy cheap things or go without?? ?Go without, I should say, unless he can get good ones. You don?t seem to have made a very brilliant speculation out of that lot of rat?skin which Brown sells you for kid. By your own showing, you have used up three dollars? worth of the rubbish without a penny?s worth of advantage, when for the same money you might have been gorgeous in Jones? or Robinson?s, at your last two or three parties, and had something left over that would clean. See here!? he continued, dropping his magazine; ?sit down a moment; the evening?s young yet; you can?t go to the Gunnybags?s at eight o?clock, you know. Take another cigarette, and give me one, while I free my mind a bit on one of the delusions of the age. If I can bring you to a right way of thinking, I may save you a few dollars and much bother in the course of the next year, to say nothing of the proud satisfaction of knowing yourself wiser than your neighbors.?

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