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Origin and use of “in and among itself”

Where does the expression in and among itself come from? Is it only used for emphasis compared to in itself? For example, This would be interesting in and among itself.
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Is “believe you me” proper English?

I understand the phrase "believe you me" to be an emphatic version of "believe me" but how did it come to be? Is it a poor translation into English?