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Voices from Auckland, New Zealand.

Why it does not seem to be a good country to — improvident persons

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Why it does not seem to be a good country to
improvident persons.

Because they purchase too much land and make use of too little.

Because they embarrass themselves by borrowing money and bills, instead of depending upon their own energy and perseverance.

Because they speculate too much and work too little.

Because they do not steadily remain in one place and devote themselves to one object. "As a bird that wandereth from her nest, so is a man that wandereth from his place."

Because they are more the slaves of drink and pleasure than the masters of any handicraft.

Because they depend too much on contingencies, and becoming the dupes of unprincipled men—regard neither the God who made them, nor the Saviour who redeemed them. "Beware that thou forget not the Lord thy God, in not keeping his commandments, and his judgments, and his statutes. But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant."—Deut. viii.

"New Zealander."