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But this was not often the case ; for he found here a constant succession of what
gave him the highest enjoyment , the society of the learned , the witty , and the
eminent in every way , who were assembled in numerous companies , called
It must be considered , that a man who only does what every one of the society to
which he belongs would do is not a dishonest man . In the republick of Sparta it
was agreed , that stealing was not dishonourable , if not discovered . I do not ...
Before men arrive at this artificial refinement , if one tells his neighbour - he lies ,
his neighbour tells him - he lies ; if one gives his neighbour a blow , his
neighbour gives him a blow : but in a state of highly polished society , an affront is
held to ...
Every society has a right to preserve publick peace and order , and therefore has
a good right to prohibit the propagation of opinions which have a dangerous
tendency . To say the magistrate has this right is using an inadequate word : it is
But , sir , no member of a society has a right to teach any doctrine contrary to what
the society holds to be true . The magistrate , I say , may be wrong in what he
thinks : but while he thinks himself right , he may and ought to enforce what he ...
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