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.—Among men you see the ninety and nine toiling to gather a heap of superfluities for one, getting nothing for themselves all the while but a little of the coarsest of the provisions which their own labor produces; and this one too, oftentimes the feeblest and worst of the whole set, a child, a woman, a madman, or a fool; looking quietly on, while they see the fruit of all their labor spent or spoiled; and if one of them take or touch a particle of it, the others join against and hang him for the theft. Vide King.

Arch. Paley.

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Entry taken from A Political Dictionary, by Charles Pigott, 1795.

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