François Rabelais quote about war from Gargantua and Pantagruel - Coin is the sinews of war.
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Coin is the sinews of war.
 François Rabelais, Gargantua and Pantagruel (1534). copy citation

Author François Rabelais
Source Gargantua and Pantagruel
Topic war money
Date 1534
Language English
Note Translated by Sir Thomas Urquhart of Cromarty and Peter Antony Motteux


“As soon as he was gone, the monk restored unto Grangousier the three score and two thousand saluts which he had received, saying, Sir, it is not as yet the time for you to give such gifts; stay till this war be at an end, for none can tell what accidents may occur, and war begun without good provision of money beforehand for going through with it, is but as a breathing of strength, and blast that will quickly pass away. Coin is the sinews of war. Well then, said Grangousier, at the end I will content you by some honest recompense, as also all those who shall do me good service.
Chapter 1. XLVII.—How Grangousier sent for his legions, and how Touchfaucet slew Rashcalf, and was afterwards executed by the command of Picrochole.” source

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