Pigs' meat; or, lessons for the swinish multitude: Published in weekly penny numbers, collected by the poor man's advocate (an old veteran in the cause of freedom) in the course of his reading for more than twenty years. Intended to promote among the labouring part of mankind proper ideas of their situation, of their importance, and of their rights. And to convince them that their forlorn condition has not been entirely overlooked and forgotten, nor their just cause unpleaded, neither by their maker not by the best and most enlightened of men in all ages. [pt.1]
Spence, Thomas, 1750-1814.
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ALL MONARCHIES NATURALLY TEND TO DESPOTISM.

From CHESTERFIELD'S LETTERS.

THOUGH Monarchies may differ a good deal, Kings differ very little. Those who are abso∣lute desire to continue so, and those who are not, endeavour to become so; hence, the same maxims and manners, almost in all courts: Voluptuousness and profusion are encouraged, the one to sink the people into indolence, the other into poverty, con∣sequently into despondency.