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Mississipʹpi Bubble

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The French “South-Sea Scheme,” and equally disastrous. It was projected by John Law, a Scotchman, and had for its object the payment of the National Debt of France, which amounted to 208 millions sterling, on being granted the exclusive trade of Louisiaʹna, on the banks of the Mississippi. (1717–1720.) (See South Sea.)

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Mise-money
Misers
Miserere
“Misfortune will never Leave Me till I Leave It,”
Mishna
Misnomers
Misprision
Miss, Mistress, Mrs
Miss is as Good as a Mile (A)
Missing Link (The)
Mississippi Bubble
Mistletoe
Mistletoe Bough
Mistress Roper
Mistress of the Night (The)
Mistress of the World
Mita
Mitaine
Mite
Mithra or Mithras
Mithridate

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