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1824. August 25.
Contitutional CodeCh. IV. Sovereignty in whom

Ch. IV. Sovereignty, in whom.

Whatsoever be the powers
proposed to be exercised
by them, this proof of
moral aptitude, applies as
much to one such power
as to another. Each will
always wish to serve
all others, so far as by so
doing, he will serve himself:
and by maximizing
equality, each will serve
himself, in so far as the
others will willingly
assist him.

II. Monarch morally inapt.
II. Monarch's case.
What, as above, every man
desires and endeavors to
do, namely, place at his
own disposal all the
matter of subsistence
and abundance, and
all the means of security,
the Monarch, by the
supposition, has the
power to do: so therefore,
in so far as the nature
of men & things renders
it possible, he accordingly
will always do: &
this, at the expence of
the subsistence, abundance
and security of
all others: and to the
destruction of all Equality
as between those others
and himself.

The abundance and
security of all others
he will moreover
diminish for the augmentation
of the felicity of
all, by the augmentation
of whose felicity, his
own is any way encreased.

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Ch. IV. Sovereignty, in whom.

He will sacrifice the
happiness of all others,
not only to his own pleasures,
but to the pleasures
of all, from the
encrease of whose pleasures,
his own receive

In so far as a man
has need of employing
the matter of reward,
no man can encrease
his own pleasures,
without encreasing
those of the persons he

A monarch's as well
as every other man's
felicity, depends partly
upon the natural state
of his own mind, partly
upon the state of other
external objects by which
it is influenced.

Another division of
the aggregate of the
external elements of
felicity in each man's
instance, into the
1. Matter of wealth, for
shortness, called money.
2. Money's worth: composed
of human services:
Services of all sorts by
which man ministers
to the pleasure of man,
or to his exemption from
3. Power — the principal
means of obtaining
those Services
4. Amity of others,
another means.

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Ch. IV. Sovereignty, in whom.

5. Reputation: Synonyms,
Respect, esteem,
estimation, distinction:
Synonyms, but
with shades of difference.
6. Ease, i.e. exemption
from unpleasant
7. In case of irritation,

Of all these, each man
desires the maximum:
the Monarch, and he
alone possesses it.
But none of these
can the Monarch possess
the maximum,
but at the expence of
all other men.

Supposing the Monarch,
as such, has any official
duty — a supposition
which he will
sometimes deny, sometimes
admitt, the maximum
of it can not
be enjoyed, but at the
expence of that duty.
Of vengeance, he can
not enjoy the maximum,
but at the expence
of justice: at the
expence of greatly
preponderant pain to those
from whose pain the
pleasure of it is reaped
by him yet this pernicious
ease & pernicious
vengeance, every
Monarch has, as such
the power of taking,
every Monarch is, and
ever will be, in the habit
of taking continually.

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