Letter: Who said it first?

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The Independent Online
From Mr Mark Pappenheim

Sir: Brian Wilson (letter, 29 March) need not have gone to Nepal to find the "meaning of life". The slogan that impressed him is nothing less than a cheap paraphrase of Othello's words:

Who steals my purse steals trash ...

But he that filches from me my good name

Robs me of that which not enriches him,

And makes me poor indeed

- and we know where the Moor's sense of honour got him.



Lewes, Sussex