• It would not be more unreasonable to transplant a favorite flower out of black earth into gold dust than it is for a person to let money-getting harden his heart into contempt, or into impatience, of the little attentions, the merriments and the caresses of domestic life.

    William Mountford, Frederic Dan Huntington (1850). “Martyria: A Legend, Wherein are Contained Homilies, Conversations, and Incidents of the Reign of Edward the Sixth”, p.251