Front Page Titles (by Subject) CHAP. III.: Of Taxes in Countries where Part of the People are Villains or Bondmen. - Complete Works, vol. 1 The Spirit of Laws
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CHAP. III.: Of Taxes in Countries where Part of the People are Villains or Bondmen. - Charles Louis de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu, Complete Works, vol. 1 The Spirit of Laws 
The Complete Works of M. de Montesquieu (London: T. Evans, 1777), 4 vols. Vol. 1.
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Of Taxes in Countries where Part of the People are Villains or Bondmen.
THE state of villainage is sometimes established after a conquest. In that case the bondman or villain that tills the land ought to have a kind of partnership with his master. Nothing but a communication of loss or profit can reconcile those who are doomed to labour to such as are blessed with a state of affluence.