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“ Action can have no effect upon reasonable minds . It may augment noise , but it never can enforce argument . If you speak to a dog , you use action ; you hold up your hand thus , because he is a brute ; and in proportion as ; men are ...
He would not even read a pamphlet which I wrote upon it , entitled , The Essence of the Douglas Cause ; which , I have reason to flatter myself , had considerable effect in favour of Mr. Douglas : of whose legitimate filiation I was ...
He may have been a man whose practice was not suitable to his principles , so that his character might injure the effect of his book , which he had written in a season of penitence . Or he may have been a man of rigid self - denial ...
It is , in effect , part of the manor , and protected by the same laws with every other privilege . Let us suppose an estate forfeited by treason , and granted by the Crown to a new family . With the lands were forfeited all the rights ...
“ I need not tell you what regard you owe to Mrs. Boswell's entreaties ; or how much you ought to study the happiness of her who studies yours with so much diligence , and of whose kindness you enjoy such good effects .
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