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proprietor
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  • I cannot allow such a statement about the landed proprietors to pass unchallenged.
  • In the first place, that is a considerable admission, and in the second place, one of the above was a peasant, and the other two were both landed proprietors!
  • There does not, and there has never existed such a one, because all socialists are derived from the two classes—the landed proprietors, and the seminarists.
  • All our eminent socialists are merely old liberals of the class of landed proprietors, men who were liberals in the days of serfdom.
  • Give me their books, give me their studies, their memoirs, and though I am not a literary critic, yet I will prove as clear as day that every chapter and every word of their writings has been the work of a former landed proprietor of the old school.
  • Why, you are a landed proprietor yourself!" cried Prince S. hotly.

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  • After 40 years of greeting guests in person, the proprietor is retiring.
  • No tax can be laid on land which will not affect the proprietor of millions of acres as well as the proprietor of a single acre.
    Alexander Hamilton  --  The Federalist Papers

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