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George Gissing

“Money is made at Christmas out of holly and mistletoe, but who save the vendors would greatly care if no green branch were procurable? One symbol, indeed, has obscured all others--the minted round of metal. And one may safely say that, of all the ages since a coin first became the symbol of power, ours is that in which it yields to the majority of its possessors the poorest return in heart's contentment.”


George Gissing, The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft
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The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft The Private Papers of Henry Ryecroft by George Gissing
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