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  • September 18, 2009 12:06 PM oeconomist.com said...

    Editorial Diatribe from the Catacombs: Racism

  • Mrs. Arlbery bore her own share in this accident with perfect good-humour, saying it would do her infinite good, by making her a rigid oeconomist; for she could neither live without a phaeton, nor yet build one, and buy ponies, but by parsimonious savings from all other expenses.

    Camilla

  • But I hope you have been taught to judge properly of such men, and that it would be even madness to expect happiness from one who has been so very bad an oeconomist of his own.

    The Vicar of Wakefield

  • Besides his half-pay, amounting to two and forty pounds a year, this indefatigable oeconomist has amassed eight hundred pounds, which he has secured in the funds.

    The Expedition of Humphry Clinker

  • Keimer himself treated me with great civility and apparent regard, and nothing now made me uneasy but my debt to Vernon, which I was yet unable to pay, being hitherto but a poor oeconomist.

    The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

  • I know she is an admirable oeconomist; I resolved to imitate her, and I hoped in time to retrieve our circumstances.

    Memoirs of Miss Sidney Bidulph

  • And this, till his brother's death, was the whole of his income; but he is so good an oeconomist, that he always made a genteeller figure on his three hundred pounds a year, than his brother did on twelve.

    Memoirs of Miss Sidney Bidulph

  • He was, however, satisfied, and willing to retire, and was convinced that the allowance, though scanty, would be more than sufficient for him, being now determined to commence a rigid oeconomist.

    The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland

  • Mr. Southern died on the 26th of May, in the year 1746, in the 86th year of his age; the latter part of which he spent in a peaceful serenity, having by his commission as a soldier, and the profits of his dramatic works, acquired a handsome fortune; and being an exact oeconomist, he improved what fortune he gained, to the best advantage:

    The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland

  • Mr. Pope who was a perfect oeconomist, secured to himself the profits arising from his own works; he was never subjected to necessity, and therefore was not to be imposed upon by the art or fraud of publishers.

    The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland

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