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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Prodigal
 
And he sent him into his fields to feed swine.
  And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him.
        St. Luke, Chap. xv. Verses 15, 16.
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Shall I keep your hogs, and eat husks with them? What prodigal portion have I spent, that I should come to such penury?
        Shakespeare.—As You Like It, Act I. Scene 1.
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