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Newland

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.

Ive often heard say
Sham Abram you 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.

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