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The most wealthy of the provincials will be attracted by the powerful motives of
interest and duty, of amusement and curiosity. A third and more numerous class
of inhabitants will insensibly be formed, of servants, of artificers, and of merchants
But the prodigality of Constantine could not be excused by any consideration
either of public or private interest; and the annual tribute of corn imposed upon
Egypt for the benefit of his new capital, was applied to feed a lazy and indolent ...
The coin, the highways, the posts, the granaries, the manufactures, whatever
could interest the public prosperity, was moderated by the authority of the
Praetorian praefects. As the immediate representatives of the Imperial majesty,
they were ...
As it was reasonably apprehended that the integrity of the judge might be biased,
if his interest was concerned, or his affections were engaged; the strićtest
regulations, were established to exclude any person, without the special
of the bar, these men had confidered reason as c H. A. P. the instrument of
dispute; they interpreted the laws according to the dićtates of private interest; and
the same pernicious habits might still adhere to their characters in the public ...
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