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Then , sir , those who knew him formerly upon a level with themselves , may think
that they ought still to be treated as on a level ; which cannot be : and an
acquaintance in a former situation , may bring out things which it would be very ...
Yes , sir ; but a man is to guard himself against taking a thing in general . ” I said ,
I was certain that a great part of what we are told by the travellers to the South
Sea must be conjecture , because they had not enough of the language of those
It is only by being employed as a tutor , that a fellow can obtain any thing more
than a livelihood . To be sure , a man who has enough without teaching , will
probably not teach ; for we would all be idle if we could . In the same manner , a
He was the author of a Hudibrastick version of Maphæus ' s Canto in addition to
the Æneid ; of some poems in Dodsley ' s collection ; and various other small
pieces ; but , being a very modest man , never put his name to any thing .
... his knowledge of the old philosophy . ” We must add , that he would neither
have obtained this knowledge , nor even have composed such a treatise on
Equity , had he been doomed to the practice of the law . We would avoid any
thing like ...
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