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2: But - By a wise and good prince.
3: It like - Is like a violent rain or flood, which washes away the
very seeds in the earth. He is the worst of all oppressors.
4: Contend - Are so far from praising them, that they severely
5: Judgment - What is just and right. All things - Which are
necessary to be known by them.
6: Better - In a much happier condition.
10: Causeth - That by evil counsel, or example, or artifice, draws
them into evil.
12: Rejoice - Are promoted. Glory - In that common - wealth.
Rise - Are advanced to authority. Hidden - Wise and good men, who only
are worthy of the name of men, withdraw themselves into obscure places.
14: Alway - In all times, companies, and conditions.
16: Oppressor - The tyranny of a prince, is a manifest sign of folly.
Prolong - By God's favour, the peace and satisfaction of his own mind,
and the hearty love of his people.
17: Violence - That sheddeth any man's blood. Shall flee - Shall
speedily be destroyed. Shall slay - None should desire or endeavour
to save him from his deserved punishment.
18: At once - Once for all; so he shall never rise more.
20: Faithful - Who deals truly and justly in all his transactions.
21: For - When a man hath once accustomed himself to take bribes,
a very small advantage will make him sell justice.
22: Evil eye - Is uncharitable to persons in want, and envious to
those who get any thing besides him. Poverty - And consequently that
he shall need the pity and help of others.
24: The same - Is a thief and robber.
25: Fat - Shall live happily and comfortably.
26: Wisely - Distrusting his own judgment, and seeking the advice of
others, and especially of God.
28: Men - Righteous men are afraid to appear publickly.