17 June, 2011


Posted by Socrates in 'easy credit', bankers, banking, gold, literature, poems, poetry, Socrates, Western culture at 5:22 pm | Permanent Link

“O Gold! I still prefer thee unto paper,
Which makes bank credit like a bank of vapour.”

— quote from Don Juan by the poet Lord Byron (1788-1824).

  • 2 Responses to “Quote”

    1. van helsing Says:

      gold and silver look like good investments again.

    2. Tim McGreen Says:

      Who hold the balance of the world? Who reign

      O’er congress, whether royalist or liberal?

      Who rouse the shirtless patriots of Spain?

      Who keep the world, both old and new, in pain

      Or pleasure? Who make politics run glibber all?

      The shade of Buonaparte’s noble daring?-

      Jew Rothschild, and his fellow-Christian, Baring.

      Those, and the truly liberal Lafitte,

      Are the true lords of Europe. Every loan

      Is not a merely speculative hit,

      But seats a nation or upsets a throne.

      Republics also get involved a bit;

      Columbia’s stock hath holders not unknown

      On ‘Change; and even thy silver soil, Peru,

      Must get itself discounted by a Jew.