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 Treading on One’s Corns.Treas’ury of Sciences. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
These are my treasures; meaning the sick and poor. So said St. Lawrence when the Roman prætor commanded him to deliver up his treasures. He was then condemned to be roasted alive on a gridiron (258).   1
   One day a lady from Campa’nia called upon Corne’lia, the mother of the Gracchi, and after showing her jewels, requested in return to see those belonging to the famous mother-in-law of Africanus. Cornelia sent for her two sons, and said to the lady, “These are my jewels, in which alone I delight.”   2

 Treading on One’s Corns.Treas’ury of Sciences. 


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