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Newland

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An Abraham Newland. A bank-note, so called from Abraham Newland, one of the governors of the Bank of England in the early part of the nineteenth century, to whom the notes were made payable.

“Iʹve often heard say

Sham Abrʹam yoü may,

But must not sham Abraham Newland.”


The Eaglet.


Trees are notes issued from the bank of Nature, and as current as those payable to Abraham Newland.”—G. Colman: The Poor Gentleman, i. 2.”

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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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