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Quotation by Daniel Defoe
Wealth, howsoever got, in England makes
Lords of mechanics, gentlemen of rakes;
Antiquity and birth are needless here;
'Tis impudence and money makes a peer.
Daniel Defoe (1660–1731), British author, poet, journalist. repr. In Works, ed. Keltie (1869). "The True-Born Englishman," pt. 1, l. 360-363 (1701).
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