he that cannot pay, let him pray

1611 R. COTGRAVE Dict. French & English s.v. Argent, He that cannot pay let him pray.

1732 T. FULLER Gnomologia no. 6362 He that cannot pay, Let him pray.

1954 R. STOUT Three Men Out v. They’re quotations from things. One of them says, ‘He that cannot pay, let him pray.’

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