The lust of gold succeeds the rags of conquest:
The lust of gold, unfeeling and remorseless!
The last corruption of degenerate man.
DR. JOHNSON: _Irene,_ Act i., Sc. 1.
So for a good old-gentlemanly vice,
I think I must take up with avarice.
BYRON: _Don Juan,_ Canto i., St. 216.
Of which all old men sicken,--avarice.
MIDDLETON: _Roaring Girl,_ Act i., Sc. 1.