from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The son of Jason and Ceres, and the god of wealth. He was represented as bearing a cornucopia, and as blind, because his gifts were bestowed without discrimination of merit.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In classical mythology, a personification of wealth, described as a son of lasion and Demeter, and intimately associated with Eirene or Peace, who is often represented in art grouped with the infant Plutus.
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You will, I know, excuse my thus hurrying you, when you recollect that cupid and plutus are the masters under whom I serve; and they are furious drivers.
It is entitled, "The Boke of Codrus and Mynaclus," over the cut of a priest, with a shaven crown, writing at a plutus.
Another edition with the title over the cut of a pricft fitting with a plutus before him, as defcribed in p. 251.