Principles of the Civil Code

Jeremy Bentham

Part 1, Chapter 14, Footnote #01
The lesser pain

If this deduction were established upon a fixed footing, each proprietor, knowing before hand what he would have to give, the pain of disappointment would disappear, and make way for another pain, a little different in its nature, and less in its degree.

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Pcc, Part 1, Chapter 14 Cases Subject to Dispute.