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Every Man in His Humour (1598)
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I perceive affection makes a fool Of any man too much the father.
Poor worms, they hiss at me, whilst I at home Can be contented to applaud myself,... with joy To see how plump my bags are and my barns.
Have paid scot and lot there any time this eighteen years.
I do hold it, and will affirm it (before any prince in Europe) to be the most sovereign and precious weed that ever the earth tendered to the use of man.
Get money; still get money, boy,
No matter by what means.
It holds for good polity ever, to have that outwardly in vilest estimation, which inwardly is most dear to us.
A new disease? I know not, new or old, but it may well be called poor mortals plague for, like a pestilence, it doth infect the houses of the brain till not a thought, or motion, in the mind, be free from the black poison of suspect.
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