But if a
man has done business as I have, going to sea on perilous journeys, and from his
small profits has made these loans, wishing not only to confer favors, but to
prevent his money from slipping through his fingers without his knowing it, why
should one set him down in that class?—unless you mean this, that
anyone who lends money to you ought to be detested by the public.
Read me, please, the depositions, to show what manner of
man I am to those who lend money, and to those who need my help.“