- an _American_ expression representing the manner in which money is worshipped. Modernly introduced by Washington Irving in 1837. The _idea_ of this phrase is, however, far older than the time of _Irving_. _Ben Jonson’s Epistle to Elizabeth, Countess of Rutland_, commences thus— “Whilst that for which all virtue now is sold, And almost every vice, _almightie gold_.” It seems almost obvious that the term must have been applied, not to dollars certainly, but to money, long before the time of Irving.
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