I hired me a little shop, . . . took small gain, kept no debt-book, garnished my shop, for want of plate, with good wholesome thrifty sentences, as "Touchstone, keep thy shop, and thy shop will keep thee." "Light gains make heavy purses."
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Source Notes: Eastward Hoe (1.1.45 ff.) (c. 1605). These are the words of the goldsmith Touchstone. Chapman collaborated on the play with Ben Jonson and John Marston. Jonson and Chapman were imprisoned because of the anti-Scottish satire in the play.
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