Likewise of flesh see that thou cut No more than longs to thee:
For if thou take either more or lesse
To the value of a mite, Thou shalt be hanged presently. /. And so with griping grieved mind
He biddeth them farewell. [No further retaliation; the bond cancelled].
VIII. — "The Jew showne at the Buil
representing the greedinesse of wordly chusers and bloody mindes of Usurers". (1579).
a. Referred to in The Schele of Abuse, by Stephan Gosson, Stud. Oxon.
6. —; c. Debtor: (conjecturally) A worldly chuser. Creditor: A bloody-minded (Italian) Jew.
IX. — Tyron, Recueil de plusieurs plaisantes nouvelles &c. Anvers. [see Douce I. 278] 1590.
b. —; c. Debtor: A Christian.
Creditor: A Jew at Constantinople.
d. 500 ducats, on condition of paying two ounces of flesh for usury.
e. The Emperor Solyman;
Orders a razor to be brought and admonishes the Jew not to cut off more or less than the two ounces, on pain of death.
X. — The Orator: Handling a hundred severall Discourses, in forme of Declamations. — Written in French by Alexander Silvayn [van den Bushe]