He was a blessing to all the juvenile part of the neighbourhood, for in summer he was for ever forming parties to eat cold ham and chicken out of doors, and in winter his private balls were numerous enough for any young lady who was not suffering under the unsatiable appetite of fifteen.
Writing on behalf of the company of Merchant Adventurers in 1601, John Wheeler criticizes trading in Europe by Englishmen who are not of his company, saying they "show an exorbitant, and unsatiable desire, and greedines of gaine.
From the 16th century onwards, there were denunciations of 'immoderate purchasings', 'unlawful spending and consuming', and what one Protestant divine called 'the inordinate and unsatiable desire of having'.
Sandys's description of the shrine in Old Cairo draws on Leo Africanus, but adds a significant detail: "Christians say that this Nafissa was an unsatiable harlot; who out of colour [trickery] (and that for Mohamet's sake) to convert the unnaturall lusts of the people, did prostitute her selfe to all commers" (135).
The aims of the play, after all, were not just to tell a lively tale but, as prologue puts it, to show "the great malice and dissimulation of a Wicked woman, the unsatiable desire of filthy lust and the shameful end of all Murderers.