Among my friends love is a payment. It is an old debt
for a borrowing foolishly spent. William Dunbar Early Poems1939^46,'Among My Friends Love Is a
debt, if it is not excessive, will be to us a national blessing. Alexander Hamilton Letter to Robert Morris, 30 Apr.
'Is there no more?' She cries.'All this
to love, and rapture's due, Must we not paya
debt to pleasure too?' JohnWilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester c.1672 'The Imperfect Enjoyment', l.22^4 (published1680).
Apromisemadeisa debt unpaid,andthetrail hasits own stern code. Robert William Service Songs of a Sourdough,'The Cremation of Sam McGhee'.
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