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1858 Excerpt: ...like gentile dogs, And some are trying daily To
send Mahomet to the hogs, In spite of Mahommed Ali. The law is
split, and fees are down To stop the rise of lawyers, And costs are
cut, oh quite in half, Just like a log by sawyers. Divide, divide,
the Speaker cries, Each night with voice of thunder, But yet the
law thus made " so wise," Most likely is a blunder. Division
teaches how to divide a number into two or more equal parts, as in
the division of prize-money. Division is of great importance,
whether political, ecclesiastical, commercial, civil, or social.
Nothing is more likely to destroy your opponents than a split.
Divide et impera is the true Machiavelian policy of all
governments. Numbers, that is the multitude, are to be divided, in
a variety of ways, --by mob orators, or by mob-sneaks, or by
parliamentary flounderers, or by mystifying pulpit demagogues. The
divisors should generally endeavour to work into their own hands,
and the dividends may be compared to fleeced-sheep, plucked-geese,
scraped sugar-casks, drained wine-bottles, and squeezed lemons.
Social Division.--The divisions here may be a tale-bearer, a
gossip, or a go-between, and the divisors will "separate" to fight
like Kilkenny cats, leaving nothing behind but two tails and a bit
of flue. In a township, a volunteer corps is an excellent divisor;
you may kill the adjutant by way of a quotient, on the surgical
principle of "Mangling done here." In the division of property by
will, be your own lawyer, and your property will be divided to your
heart's content; for, as your heirs will most assuredly be divided
amongst themselves, when they have done fighting over your coffin
for what does not belong to them, they will call upon the Court of
Chancery to divide i...
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