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" The prosperity of a people is proportionate to the number of hands and minds usefully employed. To the community, sedition is a fever, corruption is a gangrene, and idleness an atrophy. "
Political Portraits in this New Era: With Explanatory Notes, Historical and ... - Page 321
by William Playfair - 1814
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Select British Classics, Volume 9

English literature - 1803
...gangrene, and idleness an atrophy. Whatever body, and whatever society,, wastes more than it acquires, must gradually decay ; and every being that continues to be fed, and ceases to labour, takes av/ay something from the public stock. The confinement, therefore, of any man in the sloth and darkness...
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The Beauties of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Consisting of Maxims and Observations ...

Samuel Johnson - 1804 - 394 pages
...gangrene, and idleness an atrophy. Whatever body and whatever society wastes more than itrequires; must gradually decay; and every "being that continues...and ceases to labour, takes away something from the publick stock, . Idler, vol. t, p. 111. V ' • ' Great regard should be paid to the voice of the .'people...
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The works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With An essay on his life and ..., Volume 7

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...gangrene, and idleness an atrophy. Whatever body, and whatever society, wastes more than it acquires, must gradually decay ; and every being that continues...and ceases to labour, takes away something from the publick stock. The confinement, therefore, of any man in the sloth and darkness of a prison, is a loss...
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The Pamphleteer, Volume 5

Abraham John Valpy - Great Britain - 1815
...gangrene, and idleness an atrophy. Whatever body, and whatever society wastes more than it acquires, must gradually decay ; and every being that continues to be fed, and ceases to labor, takes away something from the public stock. > The confinement, therefore, of any man in the...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 7

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1816
...gangrene, and idleness an atrophy. Whatever body, and whatever society, wastes more than it acquires, must gradually decay ; and every being that continues...and ceases to labour, takes away something from the publick stock. The confinement, therefore, of any man in the sloth and darkness of a prison, is a loss...
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The works of Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson - 1823
...gangrene, and idleness an atrophy. Whatever body, and whatever society, wastes more than it acquires, must gradually decay ; and every being that continues...and ceases to labour, takes away something from the publick stock. The confinement, therefore, of any man in the sloth and darkness of a prison, is a loss...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With Murphy's Essay, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1825
...gangrene, and idleness an atrophy. Whatever body, and whatever society, wastes more than it acquires, must gradually decay ; and every being that continues...and ceases to labour, takes away something from the publick stock. The confinement, therefore, of any man in the darkness of a prison, is a loss to the...
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The works of Samuel Johnson [ed. by F.P. Walesby].

Samuel Johnson - 1825
...gangrene, and idleness an atrophy. Whatever body, and whatever society, wastes more than it acquires, must gradually decay ; and every being that continues...and ceases to labour, takes away something from the publick stock. The confinement, therefore, of any man in the sloth and darkness of a prison, is a loss...
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Murphy's essay. The rambler. The adventurer. The idler. Rasselas. Tales of ...

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1834
...gangrene, and idleness is an atrophy. "Whatever body, and whatever society wastes more than it acquires, em listening to Philomel, loitering in the woods, somethin" from the public stock. Trie confinement, therefore, of any man in the sloth and darkness...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - 1840
...gangrene, and idleness is an atrophy. Whatever body, and whatever society wastes more than it acquires, must gradually decay ; and every being that continues to be fed, and ceases to labour, takes away sometiling from the public stock. The confinement, therefore, of any man in the sloth and darkness...
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