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compel the employers into a subserviency to their views.
of gross subserviency to the crown, or of violent political
He suggested, for example, that if one were to describe "the great system of public police" as a system--that is, if one were to describe "the connexions and dependencies of its several parts, their mutual subordination to one another, and their general subserviency to the happiness of the society"--then it was "scarce possible that a man should listen to a discourse of this kind, and not feel himself animated to some degree of public spirit" (IV.
Working-class Burrell perpetuates the ideal of subserviency to accidents of birth and helps keep the ordinary people he left behind suffocating under this medieval dung heap.