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Panopticon Bill Choice Reasons

argument. Can he be cal Will it be expected
of m him that he shall submitt to see his money laid
out for him, his whole property in a manner perhaps
disposed of, by he knows not who, by persons
who are not to be of his own choice? They may
and he may agree, it is true, whoever they
are. — they and he may agree it is true But what
if they disagree? Then the plan sticks: as
it has already stuck twice from the same the original one did more than once from this very
cause. Yet were circumstances there much less favourable
to the growth of differences than here. Here one of the parties, the very party over
whom the other is set
as a guard, is one
who may have the whole
force of personal interest
to steel him against
concession: there
nobody had any such
interest to rivet him
to a wrong choice. What
augments the difficulty
is that the possibility of
carrying on the employments,
to which
all the Proposers views and all
his resources have been
directed, is dependent
on situation. Much of
his finished work
All his
raw materials, (timber)
much of his finished work,
are of the bulkiest kind:
Water carriage, and
a near market are
absolutely indispensable.

Of what class too shall they the new Supervisors be. Men of equal
figure with the former? Circumstances are so changed being so
different none such may be found willing to accept the office:
or if they are, they may want time or exertion
for the task. Are they Shall they be of inferior
note? respectability? Here again the the change then is from better then to
worse. What a difference be T between the function of these new
Commissioners and those that of the former! The former, after
choosing the spot, were to direct the establishment
that was to be built upon it. The new ones, are
soon as
when they have made their choice have put an
end to their own influence existence. What an office
for any one but some very particular friend connection
of the proposers to undertake? What thanks or satisfaction
was can

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