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Welfare

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Wélfare. n.s. [well and fare.] Happiness; success; prosperity.

If friends to a government forbear their assistance, they put it in the power of a few desperate men to ruin the welfare of those who are superiour to them in strength and interest. Add.

Discretion is the perfection of reason: cunning is a kind of instinct that only looks out after our immediate interest and welfare. Addison's Spectator.

Sources: Addison, Joseph (408) · Spectator (140)

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