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“I went to the store to buy a bolt for the front door, for as I told the storekeeper, the governor was coming.”
“Aye,” said he, “and the Legislature too.”
“Then I will take two bolts,” said I.
He said that there had been a steady demand for bolts and locks of late, “for our protectors were coming.”
Henry David Thoreau, (Journal, Sept. 8, 1858).
The present understanding of political vice is nothing new.
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