"The going price these days for a male slave in his prime would run, say, between one hundred and two hundred pieces of eight. In pounds sterling, the currency the EITC uses, that would equal between sixty and one hundred and twenty pounds."
"My name is Maria, a merchant's daughter fair..." "Louder!" "And I have left my parents and three thousand pounds a year. My heart is pierced by Cupid, I disdain all glittering gold. There is nothing can console me but my jolly sailor bold."