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A rage for paper money, for an abolition of debts, for an equal division of property, or for any other improper or wicked project, will be less apt to pervade the whole body of the Union than a particular member of it; in the same proportion as such a malady is more likely to taint a particular county or district, than an entire State.
Once subjected to the chromatic taint, every parental and every childish Circle would demoralize each other.
They were men, men like yourselves, whom you have infected with some bestial taint,-- men whom you have enslaved, and whom you still fear.
Likewise glorious followers, who make themselves as trumpets of the commendation of those they follow, are full of inconvenience; for they taint business through want of secrecy; and they export honor from a man, and make him a return in envy.
Yes, but she is purging off the Honeychurch taint, most excellent Honeychurches, but you know what I mean.
I don't wish to offend you--I will say, a certain Taint.