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[17] In these men's hands, therefore, nothing can prosper. All discoveries that have benefited mankind are due to the better sort.1 Now the better sort are those who are willing to toil. And this has been proved by a great example.

1 The argument, such as it is, would be better with “the toilers,” for “the better sort,” and the next words would then be “those who are willing to toil, therefore, are the better men.”

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