Rascal Counters

Pitiful or paltry s. d. Brutus calls money paltry compared with friendship, etc.

When Marcus Brutus grows so covetous,
To lock such rascal counters from his friend
Be ready, gods, with all your thunderbolts,
Dash him to pieces.

Shakespeare. Julius Caesar. iv. 5.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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