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who hire their services to those politicians. Now, never is a million of these wild beasts employed at once, (among these, I reckon highwaymen); so that in the most tempestuous times, there is but one man in a thousand who may be called wicked, and he is not so always.
Thus is wickedness infinitely less than is talked of and believed. To be sure, there is still too much misfortunes, distress, and horrible crime; but the pleasure of complaining and magnifying is such, that, at the least scratch, you cry out, The earth is deluged with blood. If you have been cheated, then the world is full of perjury. An atrabilarious mind, on having been wronged, sees the universe covered with damned souls; as a young rake, seated at supper with his lady, after the opera, does not dream that there are distressed objects.
Whatever is, is Right