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Private Vices, Publick Benefits (2)

Then leave Complaints: Fools only strive
To make a Great an honest Hive.
T’ enjoy the World’s Conveniencies,
Befamed in War, yet live in Ease
Without great Vices, is a vain
Eutopia seated in the Brain.
Fraud, Luxury, and Pride must live;
Whilst we the Benefits receive.
[…]
So Vice is benefcial found,
When it’s by Justice lopt, and bound;
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Bernard de Mandeville, Fable of the Bees