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I think a collection of your cases upon subjects of importance , with the opinions of the judges upon them , would be valuable . ” On Thursday , April 15 , I dined with him and Dr. Goldsmith at General Paoli's .
But , in my opinion , it is exceeding clear that duelling having better reasons for its barbarous violence , is more justifiable than war in which thousands go forth without any cause of personal quarrel , and massacre each other .
... than expressed his real and decided opinion ; for it is not easy to suppose , that he should so widely differ from the rest of the literary world . Johnson : " I remember once being with Goldsmith in Westminster Abbey .
Opinion , which he that holds it may call his conscience , may teach some men that religion would be promoted , and quiet preserved , by granting to the people universally the choice of their ministers . But it is a conscience very ill ...
Though I present to my readers Dr. Johnson's masterly thoughts on the subject , I think it proper to declare , that notwithstanding I am myself a lay - patron , I do not entirely subscribe to his opinion .
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