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I put a question to him upon a fact in common life , which he could not answer , nor have I found any one else who could . What is the reason that women servants , though obliged to be at the expense of purchasing their own clothes ...
The custom of eating dogs at Otaheite being mentioned , Goldsmith observed that this was also a custom in China ; that a dog - butcher is as common there as any other butcher ; and that when he walks abroad all the dogs fall on him .
The pride of a common man is very little exasperated by the supposed usurpation of an acknowledged superior . He bears only his little share of a general evil , and suffers in common with the whole parish : but when the contest is ...
... the common course ON THE TEACHING OF ERROR 37 of things is obliged 36 BOSWELL'S LIFE OF JOHNSON.
You teach them that all things at first were in common , and that no man had a right to any thing but as he laid his hands upon it ; and that this still is , or ought to be , the rule amongst mankind . Here , Sir , you sap a great ...
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