The heavy carpets, the watchful servants, the perpetually reminding tick of disciplined clocks, the perpetually renewed stack of cards and invitations on the hall table, the whole chain of tyrannical trifles binding one hour to the next, and each member of the household to all the others, made any less systematised and affluent existence seem unreal and precarious.
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Boundless intemperance In nature is a tyranny; it hath been The untimely emptying of the happy throne, And fall of many kings.
William Shakespeare -- Macbeth
The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States.
Thomas Jefferson et al. -- The Declaration of Independence