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This seemed to me a question of some difficulty . A Scripture expression may be used , like a highly classical phrase , to produce an instantaneous strong impression ; and it may be done without being at all improper .
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 ...
... it is a very difficult question , when considered with respect to the House of Stuart . To oblige people to take oaths as to the disputed right , is wrong . I know not whether I could take them : but I do not blame those who do .
This brought on a question whether one man is lessened by another's acquiring an equal degree of knowledge with him . Johnson asserted the affirmative . I maintained that the position might be true in those kinds of knowledge which ...
No , Sir , a more dubious a determination of any question cannot be imagined . ” He said , “ Goldsmith should not be for ever attempting to shine in conversation : he has not temper for it , he is so much mortified when he fails .
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