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Written by RobinJ
(4/18/2013 10:28 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, not very poor, penned by Nikki N
From the Merriam-Webster Dictionary: Miser: a mean grasping person; especially one who is extremely stingy with money
The definition doesn't say anything about a miser being poor just that he doesn't want to let go of his money. This certainly doesn't mean, though, that Mr. C junior inherited a large "fortune." Someone with a modest income can still be a miser.
So I'd just say that while we can't be entirely sure how much income Collins Sr had we can be pretty certain he didn't want to (willingly) part with it if he could help it. :)
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