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Cowley presents two kinds of avarice:
1) “…rapacious appetite for gain” in order to show off how rich he is. 2) The second kind is to hoard and perpetually increase riches. Never satisfied.
“Poverty wants some, luxury many, avarice all things.”
A wise man: in having nothing, he has all.”
“Too much plenty impoverishes me….” Pp. 27-28.
The Oxford Book of Essays. Ed. John Gross. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 1991, pp. 27-28.