If, from the more wretched parts of the old world…




If, from the more wretched parts of the old world…

If, from the more wretched parts of the old world… --Thomas Paine

If, from the more wretched parts of the old world, we look at those which are in an advanced stage of improvement, we still find the greedy hand of government thrusting itself into every corner and crevice of industry, and grasping the spoil of the multitude. Invention is continually exercised, to furnish new pretenses for revenues and taxation. It watches prosperity as its prey and permits none to escape without tribute.

Thomas Paine

Year: 1791
Context: Rights of Man
Tags: crevice, greedy hand, invention, multitude, pretenses, prey, prosperity, taxation, tribute



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