I'm looking for the original source of something similar to this phrase:
"Money is the winding-sheet of the human race."
I found references to "winding sheet" in a few places: William Blake (Ideas of Good and Evil), a novel by Ann Petry (Like a Winding Sheet), an album of music by Mark Lanegan (The Winding Sheet), a poem by Joseph Warren, a song by Leonard Cohen and various other sources. I also referred to the definitions and etymologies of "winding sheet" in Websters, Collins, on Wikipedia, and my hardcopy of the OED, using a magnifying glass. These sources did not meet my needs because none of them describe money as the "winding sheet" of the human race, or in any other similar terms.