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  • …those laws, and floundered into difficulty; something that was a little pinched when wheat was dear, and over-ate itself when wheat was cheap; something that increased at such a rate of percentage, and yielded such another percentage of crime, and such another percentage of pauperism; something wholesale, of which vast fortunes were made; something that occasionally rose like a sea, and did some harm and waste (chiefly to itself), and fell again; this she knew the Coketown Hands to be.

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  • It is a story about a prince who changed places with a pauper.
  • Upon your knees, ye pauper scum,
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper

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