1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, III.viii:
Towres, Cities, Kingdomes ye would ruinate, / In your auengement and dispiteous rage […].
1621, Democritus Junior [pseudonym; Robert Burton], The Anatomy of Melancholy, Oxford: Printed by Iohn Lichfield and Iames Short, for Henry Cripps, OCLC216894069; The Anatomy of Melancholy, 2nd corrected and augmented edition, Oxford: Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, 1624, OCLC54573970, (please specify |partition=1, 2, or 3):
, New York Review of Books, 2001, p.51:
[…]as in lust, [animals] covet carnal copulation at set times, men always, ruinating thereby the health of their bodies.