Goods Well Bought, Are Half Sold

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“At a low price these goods this man hath bought, / ‘Pay as you go,’ so he’s been early taught: / By buying cheap, he thus can sell the same / At a low price, and thus a profit gain; / But he that always buys his goods on trust, / Pays prices more, and interest large he must, / But he that buys for cash, is truly told / Goods well and cheaply bought, and thus half sold."—Barber, 1857


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


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