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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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6605. PEOPLE, Oppressed.—

To constrain
the brute force of the people, the European
governments deem it necessary to keep
them down by hard labor, poverty and ignorance,
and to take from them, as from bees,
so much of their earnings, as that unremitting
labor shall be necessary to obtain a sufficient
surplus barely to sustain a scanty and miserable
life. And these earnings they apply
to maintain their privileged orders in splendor
and idleness, to fascinate the eyes of the people,
and excite in them an humble adoration
and submission, as to an order of superior
To William Johnson. Washington ed. vii, 291. Ford ed., x, 226.
(M. 1823)