William Paley


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Cycnos | Volume 6

Reasons for contentment, addressed to the Labouring part of the british public

“Human life has been said to resemble the situation of spectators in a theatre, where, whilst each person is engaged by the scene which passes before him, no one thinks about the place in which he is seated. It is only when the business is interrupted, or when the spectator's attention grows idle and remiss, that he begins to consider at all, who is before him, or who is behind him, whether others are better accommodated than himself, ot whether many be not much worse. It is thus with the various ranks and stations of society. So long as a man is intent upon the duties and concerns of his own condi­tion, he never thinks of comparing it with any other; he is never troubled with reflections upo...”

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