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Matthew James Higgins
... was a British writer who used the nom-de-plume Jacob Omnium, which was the title of his first magazine article ... was a satire on dishonest business practices, entitled "Jacob Omnium, the Merchant Prince" ... dedicated to him his novel The Adventures of Philip, and one of his ballads, Jacob Omnium's Hoss, deals with an incident in Higgins's career ...

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