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CONSIDERED IN

ITS RELATIONS

WITH

THE PROGRESS OF CIVILIZATION.

FROM THE FRENCH OF H. PASSY,

MEMBER OF THE INSTITUTE,
LATE PEER OF FRANCE, EX-MINISTER OF FINANCE, OF COMMERCE AND

AGRICULTURE, ETC.

WITH NOTES AND APPENDIX BY THE TRANSLATOR.

Latifundia perdidere Italiam, et jam vero provincias.- PLINY.

Ye friends to truth, ye statesmen who survey
The rich man's joys increase, the poor's decay,
'Tis yours to judge how wide the limits stand
Between a splendid and a happy land.

-- The man of wealth and pride
Takes up the space that many poor supplied ;
Space for his lake, his park's extended bounds,
Space for his horses, equipage, and hounds;
His seat, where solitary sports are seen,
Indignant spurns the cottage from the green,

GOLDSMITH,

LONDON:
ARTHUR HALL & CO. 25. PATERNOSTER ROW.

LONDON: PRINTED BY R. CLAY, BREAD STREET HILL.

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