Concerning Irregular Figures

Nature wills all Figures to have their sides equal. If our sides were unequal our angles might be unequal.

All would be chaos & confusion. Intercourse would become perilous or impossible. In a word, civilization would relapse into barbarism.

Toleration of Irregularity is incompatible with the safety of the State. Doubtless, the life of an Irregular is hard; but the interests of the Greater Number require that it shall be hard.

Our whole social system is based on Regularity, or Equality of Angles.

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