A blupete Essay

"On Property Rights"

"... Man is not like the brutes, limited to the present time, either in enjoyment or suffering; but that he is susceptible of pleasure and pain by anticipation ..."
(Bentham, The Principles of the Civil Code.)

"The power of perpetuating our property in our families is one of the most valuable and interesting circumstances belonging to it, and that which tends the most to the perpetuation of society itself. It makes our weakness subservient to our virtue; it grafts benevolence even upon avarice."
(Burke, Reflections on the French Revolution.)

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