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In crediting people with Liberality their resources must be taken into account; for the liberality of a gift does not depend on its amount, but on the disposition of the giver, and a liberal disposition gives according to its substance.1 It is therefore possible that the smaller giver may be the more liberal, if he give from smaller means.

1 Or (accepting Bywater's emendation) ‘and this is relative to his substance.’

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