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Avarice is generally the last passion of those lives of which the first part has been squandered in pleasure, and the second devoted to ambition. He that sinks under the fatigue of getting wealth, lulls his age with the milder business of saving it.

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Dr. Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) was an English critic, poet and essayist.

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