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William Penn. (1644–1718).  Fruits of Solitude.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
Part I
 
Clean Hands
 
 
383. Covetousness in such Men prompts them to prostitute the Publick for Gain.  1
  384. The taking of a Bribe or Gratuity, should be punished with as severe Penalties, as the defrauding of the State.  2
  385. Let Men have sufficient Salaries, and exceed them at their Peril.  3
  386. It is a Dishonor to Government, that its Officers should live of Benevolence; as it ought to be Infamous for Officers to dishonor the Publick, by being twice paid for the same Business.  4
  387. But to be paid, and not to do Business, is rank Oppression.  5
 

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