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Queen-Square Hermit

Jeremy Bentham, who lived at No. 1, Queen Square, London. He was the father of the political economists called Utilitarians, whose maxim is, “The greatest happiness of the greatest number.” (1748-1832.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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