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1822 Aug. 22
Constitut. Code

1.
III. Subject matters of distribution
and other operations.
End in view being felicity,
then in the case of Rule,
good or bad, will be all
matters in so far as subservient
to felicity and
no otherwise.
These are 1. Elements of
felicity &c. benefits.
2. Do. of infelicity burthens.

2.
In distribution of all
these elements is all
rule occupied: in the
case of good rule, the
distribution of the sweet
fruits being in the ruler
accompanied with
satisfaction, of the bitter
do. with regret.

3.
The sweets are
1. Power. 2. Wealth.
Correspondent bitter do.
1. Subjection
2. Forced Contribution.

4.
These benefits as well
as the burthens being
necessary subjects of
distribution under all
rule, are so under Good
Rule.
Follow three peculiar
to and characteristic
of Misrule, viz.
1. Factitious honor, or
say dignity.
2. Ease at the expence
of official duty.
3. Vengeance: i.e. the
pleasure of it at the
expence of victims,


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5.
1. As to Factitiious honor
see Chapter on that
subject.
Peculiar to and characteristic
of bad rule
will it be seen to be.

6.
2. Even at the expence of
official duty: viz non-performance,
or through inattention
misperformance
of services the procurement
of which was
or was pretended to be
the final cause of the institution
of the office.
Burthen, the obligation
of rendering them. Benefits
produced, the power
necessarily, and emolument
commonly, attached
to office: negative
Official case.

7.
Under best good rule,
propensity to maximize
this negative as well
as the positive sweets
universal. Under good
rule it will be checked:
goodness is the efficiency
of the check.
Under bad rule, it will
be in some cases unchecked:
in others, inefficiently
checked: the
badness is as the aggregate
inefficiency.

7 (a.)
Anglicé's office with benefit
and without burthen,
a sinecure. The
name invented by England.
this object
– subject matter
and instrument of
misrule so multiplied


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8.
3. Vengeance is where,
on account of some
act imputed to violence,
avenger having
been pained by it,
seeks compensation
in pleasure of the irascible
appetite produced
by contemplation of
pain produced to the
victim.

9.
How slight soever the
gratification, so intense
is the desire, that Good
Rule finds no less difficulty
in curbing this
than the desire of benefits
in a more tangible
shape. This will
however be among its
never failing objects.

10.
Under misrule, the object
will be to maximize
it: viz. in so far as in
the hands of rulers and
their associates.

11.
Internal Instruments,
modification of sensibility.
These are not under
immediate command
of rulers: not
reachable but through
the external.

12.
Of infelicity, the external
instruments, of
felicity
as above, the
same as of felicity.
By the same wine-exhiliration
produced
or head ache by
the same steal, thread
of life cut.


Identifier: | JB/038/087/001
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Date_1

1822-08-22

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1-12

Box

038

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constitutional code

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087

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constitut. code

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001

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Number of Pages

1

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recto

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Penner

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