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" ... supposing your arguments to be weak and inconclusive. But, sir, that is not enough. An argument which does not convince yourself may convince the judge to whom you urge it; and if it does convince him, why then, sir, you are wrong and he is right.... "
The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ... - Page 151
by James Boswell - 1827 - 580 pages
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Dr. Johnson's table-talk: aphorisms [&c.] selected and arranged ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1807
...must be from reasoning ; must be from your supposing your arguments to be weak and inconclusive. But, Sir, that is not enough. An argument which does not...judge ; and you are not to be confident in your own opinion that a cause is bad, but to say all you can for your client, and then hear the Judge's opinion."—B....
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1807
...must be from reasoning, must be from your supposing your arguments to be weak and inconclusive. But, Sir, that is not enough. An argument which does not...judge ; and you are not to be confident in your own opinion that a cause is bad, but to say all you can for your client, and then hear the Judge's opinion."...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. [With] The principal corrections and ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1807
...Sir, that is not enough. An argument ^gj. which does not convince yourself, may convince the h~v~^' Judge to whom you urge it : and if it does convince...judge; and you are not to be confident in your own opinion that a cause is bad, but to say all you can for your client, and then hear the Judge's opinion."...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1817
...must be from reasoning, must be from your supposing your arguments to be weak and inconclusive. But, Sir, that is not enough. An argument which does not...judge; and you are not to be confident in your own opinion that a cause is bad, but to say all you can for your client, and heur tlie judge's opinion."...
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The Table Talk of John Selden

John Selden - 1818 - 180 pages
...must be from reasoning ; must be from your supposing your arguments to be weak and inconclusive. But, Sir, that is not enough. An argument which does not...judge ; and you are not to be confident in your own opinion that a cause is bad, but to say all you can for your client, and then hear the Judge's opinion."...
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Johnsoniana: From Boswell's Life of the Great Lexicographer and Moralist ...

James Boswell - 1820 - 355 pages
...must be from reasoning, must be from your supposing your arguments to be weak and inconclusive. But, sir, that is not enough. An argument, which does not...judge ; and you are not to be confident in your own opinion, that a canse is bad, but to say all you can for your client, and then hear the judge's opinion."...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 1

James Boswell - 1820
...reasoning, ronst be from your supposing your arguments to be weak and inconclnsive. But, Sir, liuit is not enough. An argument which does not convince...then, Sir, you are wrong, and he is right. It is his bnsiness to judge; and you are not to be confident in your own opinion that a canse is bad, but to...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. Copious notes by Malone, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1821
...must be from reasoning, must be from your supposing your arguments to be weak and inconclusive. But, sir, that is not enough. An argument which does not...judge ; and you are not to be confident in your own opinion that a cause is bad, but to say all you can for your client, and then hear the judge's opinion."...
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The British Prose Writers, Volume 16

1821
...must be from reasoning, must be from your supposing your arguments to be weak and inconclusive. But, sir, that is not enough. An argument, which does not...judge ; and you are not to be confident in your own opinion, that a cause is bad, but to say all you can for your client, and then hear the judge's opinion."...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. [With] The principal corrections and ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - 1822
...must be from reasoning, must be from your supposing your arguments to be weak and inconclusive. But, Sir, that is not enough. An argument which does not...judge ; and you are not to be confident in your own opinion that a cause is bad, but to say all you can for your client, and then hear the Judge's opinion."...
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