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M’ruen, Jabesh

The first of Trollope’s moneylenders, who

"was in the habit of relieving the distresses of such impoverished young gentlemen as Charley Tudor; and though he did this with every assurance of philantropic regard ...Mr. M'Ruen's young friends seldom contrived to hold their heads well up over the world's waters.... He was a little man with thin gray hair, which stood upright from his narrow headwhat his age might have been it was impossible to guess; he was wizened, and dry, and gray ... as keen in all his senses as though years could never tell against him"