Thursday, November 11, 2010

Essay: "Of Avarice." Abraham Cowley.

I'm back. RayS.

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.

Some ideas:

“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.

1 comment:

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