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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
A usurer, a miller, a banker and a publican are the four evangelists of Lucifer.  Dutch.  1
He that by usury and unjust gain increaseth his substance, he shall gather it for him that will pity the poor.  Bible.  2
That usury is a sin some hold,
But take for granted they’ve no gold.  German.
To borrow on usury brings sudden beggary.  4
While with the silent growth of ten per cent.,
In dirt and darkness hundreds stink content.  Pope.

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