The character of Montague Tigg in the Charles Dickens novel Martin Chuzzlewit is a begging scoundrel and loose a friend of Chevy Slyme, nephew of the older Martin Chuzzlewit. Later in the novel, he renames himself Tigg Montague as president of The Anglo-Bengalee Disinterested Life Assurance Company, essentially a ponzi-scheme sham company.
Background. "A man can well afford to be as bold as brass, my good fellow, when he gets gold in exchange!" is a quotation from Martin Chuzzlewit (Chapter 27). Martin Chuzzlewit was the sixth novel by Charles Dickens originally published between 1843 and 1844. Context. Quotation said by the character Montague Tigg, speaking to Jonas Chuzzlewit. Taken from the following passage in Chapter 27 of Martin Chuzzlewit: ‘I give you my sacred word of honour,’ said Tigg Montague, ‘that I [...]