„That disease
Of which all old men sicken,—avarice.“

—  Thomas Middleton, The Roaring Girl

The Roaring Girl (co-written with Thomas Dekker, 1611), Act i. Sc. 1. Compare: "So for a good old gentlemanly vice,/I think I must take up with avarice", Lord Byron, Don Juan, canto i. stanza 216.

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