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Bernard Mandeville - Luxury 
 Employ'd a Million of the Poor, 
 And odious Pride a Million more; 
 Envy it self, and Vanity, 
 Were Ministers of Industry; 
 Their darling Folly, Fickleness, 
 In Diet, Furniture and Dress, 
 That strange ridic'lous Vice, was made 
 The very Wheel that turn'd the Trade.
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    Bernard Mandeville
    British writer and artist 1670-1733
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    Luxury Employ'd a Million of the Poor, And odious Pride a Million more; Envy it self, and Vanity, Were Ministers of Industry; Their darling Folly, Fickleness, In Diet, Furniture and Dress, That strange ridic'lous Vice, was made The very Wheel that turn'd the Trade.
    Source: The Fable of the Bees The Grumbling Hive, line 180, p. 10
Luxury Employ'd a Million of the Poor, And odious Pride a Million more; Envy it self, and Vanity, Were Ministers of Industry; Their darling Folly, Fickleness, In Diet, Furniture and Dress, That strange ridic'lous Vice, was made The very Wheel that turn'd the Trade. by: Bernard Mandeville
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Luxury Employ'd a Million of the Poor, And odious Pride a Million more; Envy it self, and Vanity, Were Ministers of Industry; Their darling Folly, Fickleness, In Diet, Furniture and Dress, That strange ridic'lous Vice, was made The very Wheel that turn'd the Trade.
- Bernard Mandeville
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