chapter  3
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Tempering Temperance in Book II of The Faerie Queene

In the anonymously published Interlude of Wealth and Health (ca. 1557), the character called Wealth persuades his erstwhile friend, Health, to take him back into his company:

Doest thou not se all the worlde aryse By goodes and substaunce He that hath plenty of sylver and golde May haue all thing whatsoeuer he woulde whan can welth lacke, seing all thing is solde And welth is of assuraunce.1