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It is true that in the inventory of a person's fortune are included, not only the
money in his actual possession, or due to him, but all other articles of value.
These, however, enter, not in their own character, but in virtue of the sums of
money which ...
We really, and justly, look upon a person as possessing the advantages of wealth
, not in proportion to the useful and agreeable things of which he is in the actual
enjoyment, but to his command over the general fund of things useful and ...
... like other things, is only a desirable possession on account of its uses ; and
that these, instead of being, as they delusively appear, indefinite, are of a strictly
defined and limited description, namely, to facilitate the distribution of the
In such a case, the possession of it, beyond his own wants, would be, to its owner
, wealth ; and the general wealth of mankind might at first sight appear to be
increased, by what would be so great a calamity to them. The error would lie in
... by the scanty means in the possession of those using them, owe their
existence to the liberality and enlightened self-interest of the better order of
princes, or to the benevolence or ostentation of here and there a rich individual,
whose fortune, ...
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