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 Light-fingered Gentry (The).Light of One’s Countenance (The). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Light Gains make a heavy Purse.
Small profits and a quick return, is the best way of gaining wealth. French, “Le petit gain remplit la bourse;” Italian, “I guadagni mediocri empiono la borsa.   1

 Light-fingered Gentry (The).Light of One’s Countenance (The). 

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