A Spacious Hive well stockt with Bees,
That liv’d in Luxury and Ease….
They were not Slaves to Tyranny,
Nor rul’d by wild Democracy;
But Kings, that could not wrong, because
Their Power was circumscrib’d by Laws.
– Bernard Mandeville (1670–1733), The Fable of the Bees
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