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Among other things , he said , that if he were necessitated to take any particular profession of life he could not be a lawyer , adding his reasons : ' I cannot , ' said he , defend a bad , nor yield in a good cause .
What is the reason that women servants , though obliged to be at the expense of purchasing their own clothes , have much lower wages than men servants , to whom a great proportion of that article is furnished , and when in fact our ...
Boswell : “ What then is the reason for applying to a particular person to do that which any one may do as well ? do as well ? ” Johnson : JOHNSON : “ Why , Sir , one man has greater readiness at doing it than another .
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 .
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 ...
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