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1824. August 25.
Constitutional Code.Ch. IV. Sovereignty in whom.

Ch. IV. Sovereignty in whom

A Monarch, any more
than another man,
can not, on an enlarged
scale, act without

Instruments of action
may be divided into
corporeal and incorporeal.

Corporeal are either
persons or things.
Incorporeal ones
reducible to these.
1. Physical force.
2. Intimidation.
3. Remuneration.
4. Corruption.
5. Delusion.

It is by these incorporeal
instruments that
he acts on man, and
makes them his corporeal

In proportion as he
employs these his
incorporeal upon his
human corporeal
instruments, he encreases
this moral inaptitude
in himself, and
produces it in them.
Thus it is in the case
of corruption and
delusion. Physical force,
intimidation and
remuneration are
necessary instruments
of government, in whatever
hands lodged.
Corruption means
nothing more than either
intimidation or
remuneration, but more
frequently remuneration
in so far as considered
as employed in the pursuit
of a sinister end.

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Ch. IV. Sovereignty, in whom.

By physical force, he
acts upon men's physical
faculties: by intimidation,
and corruption he acts
in an immediate way
on the will: by delusion
he presses the understanding
and the imagination
into his service.

The instruments of
corruption are in many
of these shapes in his
hands instruments of
delusion likewise:
witness fine cloathes,
fine buildings, & fine
furniture. The delusion
consists in causing
men to believe the
possessor of the maximum
of these fine things, to
possess the maximum
of this moral aptitude:
whereas, in truth, what
as such he possesses of
it, is a minimum.
One of the above instruments
of corruption, viz.
factitious dignity, an
instrument of his own
creation — is, and even
without being communicated,
an instrument
of delusion in his hands.

The erroneous notion
produced by this delusion,
is that the altitude
of each man in
the scale of this
appropriate moral aptitude
is as the altitude of his
position in the conjunct
scales of opulence, power,
and fictitious dignity,

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Ch. IV. Sovereignty in whom

directly: whereas, it
is so inversely — that
notion is therefore
compleatly erroneous.
Neither in the shape
of moral nor in any
other can this
appropriate attitude be
obtained without self
denying, and in other
shapes painful exertions:
but the mere
felicity, whether by the
possession of the
external instruments of
it, or by any other
means a man
possesses, without any
such exertions, the
less of them will he

As in the case of
moral, so in the case
of intellectual and
active aptitude,
Examples are obvious.
But of these afterwards.

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