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" THE first man who, having enclosed a piece of ground, bethought himself of saying This is mine, and found people simple enough to believe him, was the real founder of civil society. "
The Manual of Liberty, Or, Testimonies in Behalf of the Rights of Mankind ... - Page 297
1795 - 406 pages
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 46

England - 1839
...person," says ho, " who, having VOL, XLV1. NO, CCLXXXV. enclosed a hit of ground, thought proper to say ' This is mine,' and found people simple enough to believe him, was the true founder of civil society. How many crimes, wars, murders, miseries, and horrors, would not the...
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A philosophical dictionary, from the Fr. [by J.G. Gurton].

Voltaire - 1824
...style expresses himself: — " The first who, having enclosed an estate, took upon himself to say — This is mine — and found people simple enough to believe him, was the true founder of society. What crimes, wars, murders, miseries, and horrors, might have been spared...
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A Philosophical Dictionary: From the French, Volume 4

Voltaire - Philosophy - 1824
...style expresses himself: — " The first who, having enclosed an estate, took upou himself to say — This is mine — and found people simple enough to believe him, was the true founder of society. What crimes, wars, murders, miseries, and horrors, mighthave been spared to...
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The Political Text Book: Comprising a View of the Origin and Objects of ...

William Carpenter - Great Britain - 1833 - 248 pages
...else but the owner from the use of it. — Blackstone. ****** The first person, who, having enclosed a piece of ground, bethought himself of saying, This...was the real founder of civil society. From how many enemies, battles, and murders, from how many horrors and misfortunes, would that man have saved mankind,...
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Materials for thinking, extracted from the works of ancient and modern ...

1837
...1009. Nothing but man can be highly interesting to man. — The Savage. 1010. Origin of Evil. — The first person who, having inclosed a piece of ground,...murders ; from how many horrors and misfortunes, would that man have saved mankind, who should have pulled up the stakes, or filled up the ditch, crying out...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 9

1839
...property. " The first person," says he, " who, having a* enclosed a bit of ground, thought proper to say ' This is mine,' and found people simple enough to believe him, was the true founder of civil society. How many crimes, wars, murders, miseries, and horrors, would not the...
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History of the French Revolution of 1789, Volume 1

Louis Blanc - France - 1848 - 582 pages
...mankind, and its indivisible domain ? " The first who having inclosed a piece of ground, chose to say this is mine, and found people simple enough to believe him, was the true founder of civil society. What armies, wars and murders ; what miseries and horrors would not...
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Voltaire and His Times

Félix Bungener - 1854 - 552 pages
...social state. Hence those famous lines : " The first man who, after enclosing a piece of ground, thought of saying, This is mine, and found people simple enough to believe him, was the true founder of civil society." No. The true founder of civil society was He who thought fit, in His...
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Voltaire and His Times

Félix Bungener - 1854 - 552 pages
...social state. Hence those famous lines : " The first man who, after enclosing a piece of ground, thought of saying, This is mine, and found people simple enough to believe him, was the true founder of civil society." No. The true founder of civil society was He who thought fit, in His...
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Martin's History of France: The Decline of the French Monarchy, Volume 2

Henri Martin - France - 1866
...that, having enclosed a piece of ground, took it into his head to say, ' Tliis is mine? and found men simple enough to believe him, was the real founder of civil society. How many crimes and how much wretchedness would have been spared the human race, had some one, picking...
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