The Fable of the Bees (Penguin Classics) by Bernard Mandeville

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By Bernard Mandeville

A doctor with a selected curiosity in mental problems and satirist, Mandeville released models of his infamous fantasy of the Bees from 1714 to 1732. each one was once a defence and elaboration of his brief satirical poem The indignant Hive, 1705. The model of the fantasy of 1723 and 1732 are the fullest defences of his early paradox that social gain is the unintentional final result of private vice. it truly is an issue that's more often than not held to lie in the back of Adam Smith's doctrine of the 'hidden hand' of monetary improvement.

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30ff. quo abl. of comparison [§G42] than whom-its antecedent is is (1. 32); take adaeque (equally) with parens (sober); iuventiite ... , into) the other side, trans. for the very opposite; palma -ae F. palm, first place. 33 virtiite ... tua instrumental abl. , thanks to you, through you; id factum [est] this has been done; magisterio tuo instrumental abl. ). , why is there concern for you with ••. •. ; malum as in I. ). 35 an as in l. 7i quaeso -ere ask-a sarcastic addition ofTranio's, I ask [you], tell me; ciires potential subj.

Ilia had only heard her father, not seen him; corde cupitus [though] desired by [my] heart (instrumental abl. [§G47 ]). Isf. quamquam (although) introduces two adverbial clauses of concession (with the indicative), which are joined by et (!. r6); multa adverbial ace. [§GI6] many [times]; scansion indicates manus (not maniis), and context shows that this is ace. pl. after tendebam (tendo -ere stretch); caerula blue; templa here regions; take blanda (coaxing) with voce (instrumental abl. [§G47 ]).

Of value (§G21] at a single as (as assis M. a coin of small value). 4 soles pl. used for poetic effect; occido -ere set. sf. Take nobis (dat. of agent [§Gzg]) with est ... , we must sleep; occidit 3 sg. perf. ind. act. has set; perpetuus continuous. 28 CATULLUS da mi basia mille, deinde centum, dein mille altera, dein secunda centum, deinde usque altera mille, deinde centum. dein, cum milia multa fecerimus, conturbabimus, ilia ne sciamus, aut ne quis malus invidere possit, cum tantum sdat esse basiorum .

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