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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Commoner.
 
The Great Commoner.   1
   1. Sir John Barnard, who, in 1737, proposed to reduce the interest of the national debt from 4 per cent. to 3 per cent., any creditor being at liberty to receive his principal in full if he preferred it. Mr. Goschen (1889–90) reduced the 3 per cents. to 2 1/2.   2
   2. William Pitt, the statesman (1759–1806).   3
 


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