The first is by war, as the Romans did, in plundering their conquered neighbours ; this is robbery. — The second by commerce, which is generally cheating. — The third by agriculture, the only honest way, wherein man receives a real increase of the... Good, bad, and indifferent, a book of jests - Seite 95von Percival Keane (pseud.) - 1873Vollansicht
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...cheating; and by agriculture. The last was "the only honest way." For by it "man receives a real increase of the seed thrown into the ground, in a kind of continual...in his favour as a reward for his innocent life and his virtuous industry."3 Looking back at the agrarian faith from a remote distance, one can regard...