Ben Jonson Quote

Whilst that for which all virtue now is sold,
And almost every vice — almighty gold.


Epistle to Elizabeth, Countess of Rutland, lines 1-2. Compare: "The flattering, mighty, nay, almighty gold", John Wolcot, To Kien Long, Ode iv; "Almighty dollar", Washington Irving, The Creole Village. - The Works of Ben Jonson, First Folio (1616) - The Forest

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Whilst that for which all virtue now is sold, And almost every vice — almighty gold.

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Whilst that for which all virtue now is sold, And almost every vice — almighty gold.

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Whilst that for which all virtue now is sold, And almost every vice — almighty gold.

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Whilst that for which all virtue now is sold, And almost every vice — almighty gold.