They may ring their bells now; before long they will be wringing their hands.
"Business!" cried the Ghost, wringing its hands again. "Mankind was my business. The common welfare was my business; charity, mercy, forbearance, and benevolence were all my business. The dealings of my trade were but a drop of water in the comprehensive ocean of my business!"Charles Dickens, in A Christmas Carol (1843), Stave 1
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