Date: 1785-7, 1791, 1792
"Yet are there some who think (but what a shame!) / Poor people's souls like pence of Birmingham, / Adulterated brass--base stuff--abhorr'd-- / That never can pass current with the Lord; / And think because of wealth they boast a store, / With ev'ry freedom they may treat the poor."
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— Wolcot, John, pseud. Peter Pindar, (1738-1819)