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Usury

Usura rusteth the chisel
It rusteth the craft and the craftsman
It gnaweth the thread in the loom . . .
Usura slayeth the child in the womb
It stayeth the young man’s courting
It hath brought palsey to bed, lyeth
between the young bride and the bridegroom
CONTRA NATURAM

—Ezra Pound, Canto XLV Read More 
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