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Grocott & Ward, comps.  Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed.  189-?.
 
Extravagance
 
When parents put gold into the hands of youth, when they should put a rod under their girdle,—when instead of awe they make them past grace, and leave them rich executors of goods, and poor executors of godliness, then it is no marvel that the son being left rich by his father’s will, becomes reckless by his own will.
        John Lyly.—Euphues, Page 34. (Reprint of 1865.)
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