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No , sir , I am not obliged to do any more . No man is obliged to do as much as he
can do . A man is to have part of his life to himself . If a soldier has fought a good
many campaigns , he is not to be blamed if he retires to ease and tranquillity .
A tenant who pays his landlord his rent thinks himself no more obliged to him
than you think yourself obliged to a man in whose shop you buy a piece of goods
. He knows the landlord does not let him have his land for less than he can get
... obliged and affectionate humble servant , “ J . Beattie . " I have , from my
respect for my friend Dr . Beattie , and regard to his extreme sensibility , inserted
the foregoing letter , though I cannot but wonder at bis considering as any
imputation a ...
You see your friend Lord Lyttelton , a nobleman , is obliged , in his History , to
write the most vulgar Whiggism . ” An animated debate took place whether
Martinelli should continue his History of England to the present day .
In the same manner it is a duty to instruct the ignorant , and of consequence to
convert infidels to Christianity ; but no man in the common course of things is
obliged to carry this to such a degree as to incur the danger of martyrdom , as no
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