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C 9 Of Prodigality in Trustees

application to it. In the light of a measure of
determent operating by example, that objection
has nothing to do with it. The benefit good effects resulting from
it in this point of view are not subject even to
that deduction. It would be hard if such a law
did not contribute something to towards rendering prodigality
among men so circumstanced unfashionable. It
would be hard if the apprehension of being subjected
to the rigours of it did not contribute something
towards checking in them the propensity to dissipation;
and if it were not to have now and then
of stopping a man at the brink of a precipice, who
might otherwise have plunged into it and pulled
his country after him. By such a provision, the
liberties of Rome might possibly have been saved
at a more early period from the danger to which
they were exposed by Cataline: and for good and
all from the ruin in which they were involved
by Caesar. This any more than any other law
can not be expected to stem the tide of the propens appetite
in every individual: even in Holland one may now
and then find out with a prodigal. It is enough, if there
be now and then an instance of its saving a person
so circumstanced from that vice: every such instance
will be so much clear gain.

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