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Garcias

(g hard). The soul of Pedro Garcias. Money. It is said that two scholars of Salamanca discovered a tombstone with this inscription:—“Here lies the soul of the licentiate Pedro Garcias;” and on searching for this “soul” found a purse with a hundred golden ducats. (Gil Blas, Preface.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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