poverty is not a crime
1591 J. FLORIO Second Fruits 105 Pouertie is no vice.
1640 G. HERBERT Outlandish Proverbs no. 844 Poverty is no sinne.
1785 C. MACKLIN Man of World iv. 56 Her Poverty is not her crime, Sir, but her misfortune.
1839 DICKENS Nicholas Nickleby lv. ‘Remember how poor we are.’ Mrs. Nickleby..said through her tears that poverty was not a crime.
1945 F. THOMPSON Lark Rise ii. There’s nothing the matter with Lark Rise folks but poverty, and that’s no crime. If it was, we should likely be hung ourselves.
1973 G. MIKES Spy who died of Boredom 50 The English say: poverty is not a sin but something much worse.
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