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The Jeffersonian cyclopedia;

a comprehensive collection of the views of Thomas Jefferson classified and arranged in alphabetical order under nine thousand titles relating to government, politics, law, education, political economy, finance, science, art, literature, religious freedom, morals, etc.;

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6576. PEOPLE, English.—[further continued] .
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6576. PEOPLE, English.—[further continued] .

The people of England,
I think, are less oppressed than the people in
France. But it needs but half an eye to see, when
among them, that the foundation is laid in their
dispositions for the establishment of a despotism.
Nobility, wealth and pomp are the objects
of their admiration. They are by no
means the free-minded people we suppose them
in America. Their learned men, too, are few
in number, and are less learned, and infinitely
less emancipated from prejudices than are
those of this country [France].—
To George Wythe. Washington ed. ii, 8. Ford ed., iv, 269.
(P. 1786)