And another came, saying, Lord, behold, here is your pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin:
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Cornelius a Lapide
And another came, saying, Lord, behold, here is thy pound "I give it back to thee, whole, but without gain or increase." "To tie up money in a napkin," says Bede, "is to hide our gifts under the idleness of a lifeless torpor."