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Edmund Spenser

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Dan Chaucer, well of English undefyled,
On Fames eternall beadroll worthie to be fyled.
Canto 2, stanza 32.

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Crescentem sequitur cura pecuniam,
Maiorumque fames.


Quid non mortalia pectora cogis,
Auri sacra fames?

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