We then talked of marrying women of fortune ; and I mentioned a common remark
, that a man may be , upon the whole , richer by marrying a woman with a very
small portion , because a woman of fortune will be proportionably expensive ...
Why , sir , a common soldier is usually a very gross man ; and any quality which
procures respect , may be overwhelmed by grossness . A man of learning may be
so vicious , or so ridiculous , that you cannot respect him . A common soldier ...
To establish it , therefore , by statute , is , I think , narrowing its foundation , which
is the broad and deep basis of common law . Would it not rather weaken the right
of primogeniture , or any other old and universally acknowledged right , should ...
thought , very unreasonably ; for he said , “ I forced myself to read it , only
because it was a common topick of conversation . I found it mighty dull ; and , as
to the style , it is fit for the second table . ” Why he thought so , I was at a loss to
... and Italy alone produce more books in a given time than Greece and Rome ;
put England , Spain , Germany , and the northern kingdoms out of the question . -
BLAKEWAY . general , the common people keep their stations . And ĘTAT . 67 .
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