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Borrowing Dulls the Edge of Husbandry

Shakespeare was referring to an epidemic amongst the gentry in his day for selling off their farm estates piece by piece to fund their expensive lifestyles. A lot of breeders would no doubt recognise the same sense of encroaching poverty with their expensive hobby of pedigreed cows: the pride of owning another great family and the returns that never quite do justice to the initial cost of the investment.