Penny Wise and Pound Foolish

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“This simpleton quite saving seems to be, / He stops the leaky spigot, as you see; / Invain he labors, ‘tis a useless task, / The open bung-hole soon will drain the cask."—Barber, 1857


Barber, John W. The Handbook of Illustrated Proverbs (New York, NY: George F. Tuttle, 1857)


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