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 Fuga ad Salices (A).Fugleman 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Fuggers.
 
German merchants, proverbial for their great wealth. “Rich as a Fugger” is common in Old English dramatists. Charles V. introduced some of the family into Spain, where they superintended the mines.   1
        “I am neither an Indian merchant, nor yet a Fugger, but a poor boy like yourself.”—Gusman d’Alfarache.
 


 Fuga ad Salices (A).Fugleman 

 
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