Recession deepened. Those of little faith suffered, those of great faith were ruined. People cried for blood, a thief was raised up, tax cuts were proposed. A few fisherman and prefects continued to prosper, but the once celebrated refrain, "Give us this day our daily bread," acquired a grim, sardonic edge. And the popular epithet, "a fisher among men's souls," ceased for a long time to be applied at all charitably.