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ECONOMY v. PARSIMONY.

TO TnE EDITOR. Sir,—Evidently Sir Robert Stout, in his letter to the ' New Zealand Times' replying to that journal's strictures on his remarks relative to Government" parsimony," shows that he is a firm believer in the Scripture—"There is that scattereth, and increaseth yet more; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet; but it tendeth to want. Tho liberal soul shall be made fat."

The terms "economy " and "parsimony " are used by Sir Robert in tho sense given in 1 Webster's Complete Dictionary,' 1880. "Economy avoids all waste and extravagance, and applies money to the best advantage. Parsimony is frugality carried to an extreme, involving meanness of spirit aud a sordid mode of living. Economy is a virtue and parsimony a vice." Lord Bacon writes : " Tho ways to enrich are many ; parsimony is one of the beat, and yet is not innocent, for it withholdeth men from works of liberality."—l am, etc, A.B. Dunedin, May IS.

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ECONOMY v. PARSIMONY., Evening Star, Issue 7911, 20 May 1889

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ECONOMY v. PARSIMONY. Evening Star, Issue 7911, 20 May 1889

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