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Old 06-24-2019, 03:35 PM
Machine Elf is offline
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Challenger Deep
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OK, I found a much earlier reference to hoarding: Dante's Inferno.

Here too, I saw a nation of lost souls,
far more than were above: they strained their
chests against enormous weights, and with mad howls
rolled them at one another. Then in haste
they rolled them back, one party shouting out:
“Why do you hoard?” and the other: “Why do you waste?”
“Hoarding and squandering wasted all their light
and brought them screaming to this brawl of wraiths.
You need no words of mine to grasp their plight.”
See also Hoarding in History. Bottom line, hoarding ain't a modern thing at all.

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