Quotation by Sarah Fielding

The first place he went into was the Royal Exchange .... where men of all ages and all nations were assembled, with no other view than to barter for interest. The countenances of most of the people showed they were filled with anxiety; some indeed appeared pleased, but yet it was with a mixture of fear.... [David] resolved to stay no longer in a place where riches were esteemed goodness, and deceit, low cunning, and giving up all things to the love of gain were thought wisdom.
Sarah Fielding (1710–1768), British novelist. The Adventures of David Simple, bk. 1, ch. 4 (1744).
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