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1819 Aug 27

Ch. Logical High fliers
§. King can do no wrong

12 3

that so many millions who submitt to
to such a degree tormented that he may be

2 As to appropriate intellectual aptitude and active talent, setting aside natural faculties
excepted which may be the same in one man as in another [the state of which is out of the reach of reasoning]
whether his own condition be considered or that of the persons those around him
and in particular during the age of necessary subjection those
with whom the formation furnishing of his mind is specially in charge
it can not but be in respect of this element of appropriate
aptitude his inferiority to all other men who have behold the same
means of instruction within their reach [is no less necessary.]
may with no less assurance be anticipated. As to what depends upon his own exertion himself The more respect
a man may make sure of without mental labour the less need he
has for labour, and the less likely to subject himself to the uneasiness
inseparable from it: and in this situation, be his mind ever
so weak and empty, the quantity of respect he stands assured of
has no bounds, be what it may it is at all times too great
to be capable of receiving any considerable increase. As to
so much as what depends on those who have charge of his instruction
it is their interest as well as that of all others that are about
to have to take on this as on all occasions that course which promises
the most powerfully to recommend them to his favour: to afford minister
to him delight in every shape to avoid as much much
as possible the giving him uneasiness in any shape

This sinister interest will naturally indeed be more or less
counteracted by an opposite interest somewhat opposite in the breasts
of his parents. As As in The uneasiness, attendant on in his instance the receipt of the instruction
will he not they will not be sh, they will have a
the natural consequence is that so far as regards the quantity of
it is that a desire that it should be abundant. But from the
abundance the substantial benefit to him will can not be great: whether in what degree it be
it is beneficial or mischievous will depend upon the quality of it:
and as to this point their chief care will be to furnish stock his mind
with those prejudices which accord with their own sinister
interests, and in which accordingly they never cease to find a source
of so much comfort and satisfaction to themselves.

Identifier: | JB/104/316/001
"JB/" can not be assigned to a declared number type with value 104.



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c12 / c3


jeremy bentham


[[watermarks::i&m [with prince of wales feathers above] 1818]]


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arthur wellesley, duke of wellington


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