E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Garcias (g hard).
The soul of Pedro Garcias. Money. It is said that two scholars of Salamanca discovered a tombstone with this inscription:Here lies the soul of the licentiate Pedro Garcias; and on searching for this soul found a purse with a hundred golden ducats. (Gil Blas, Preface.)