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The inhabitants of Otaheité and New Zealand are not in a state of pure nature ;
for it is plain they broke off from some other people . Had they grown out of the
ground , you might have judged of a state of pure nature . Fanciful people may
talk of ...
For , ” said he , “ you accustom yourself to an evacuation which nature cannot
perform of herself , and therefore she cannot belp you , should you , from
forgetfulness or any other cause , omit it ; so you may be suddenly suffocated .
You may ...
The sum of the argument is this : - No man is by nature the property of another :
the defendant is , therefore , by nature free : the rights of nature must be some
way forfeited before they can be justly taken away : that the defendant has by any
And that offend great nature ' s God , Which nature ' s self inspires ? and that Dr .
Johnson observed , “ it had been borrowed from Guarini . ” There are , indeed , in
Pastor Fido many such flimsy superficial reasonings as that in the last two lines ...
Is not modesty natural ? " JOHNSON . “ I cannot say , sir , as we find no people
quite in a state of nature ; but I think , the more they are taught , the more modest
they are . The French are a gross , ill - bred , untaught people : a lady there will
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