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" But surely,' interposed the prince, 'you suppose the chief motive of choice forgotten or neglected. Whenever I shall seek a wife, it shall be my first question whether she be willing to be led by reason.' 'Thus it is,' said Nekayah, 'that philosophers... "
Rasselas: A Tale - Page 90
by Samuel Johnson - 1809 - 155 pages
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The Works of Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson - 1816
...it shall be my first question, whether she bewillingtobeled by reason?" " Thus it is, said Nekayah, that philosophers are deceived. There are a thousand...decide; questions that elude investigation, and make logick ridiculous ; cases where something must be done, and where little can be said. Consider the...
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Airs of Palestine: A Poem

John Pierpont - 1817 - 58 pages
...be rny first question, whether she be willing to be led by reason ?" " Thus it is," said Nekayah, " that philosophers are deceived. There are a thousand...decide ; questions that elude investigation, and make logick ridiculous ; cases whero something must be done, and where little can be said. Consider the...
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The works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 5

Samuel Johnson - 1818
...my first question, whether she be willing to be led by reason ?" Hh 3 " Thus it is," said Nekayah, " that philosophers are deceived. There are a thousand...decide ; questions that elude investigation and make logick ridiculous ; cases where something must be done, and where little can be said. Consider the...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

Samuel Johnson - 1820
...first question, whether she be willing to be led by reason ?" •' ' " Thus it is," said Nekayah, " that philosophers are deceived. There are a thousand...great, with all the reasons of action present to their minds. Wretched would he the pair above all names of wretchedness, who should he doomed to adjust by...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Ll. D.: Containing Adventurer and Rasselas

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1820
...be my first question, whether she be willing to be led by reason ?" " Thus it is," said Nekayah, " that philosophers are deceived. There are a thousand...great, with all the reasons of action present to their minds. Wretched would be the pair above all names of wretchedness, who should be doomed to adjust by...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

Samuel Johnson - 1820
...be my first question, whether she be willing to be led by reason ?" " Thus it is," said Nekayah, " that philosophers are deceived. There are a thousand...great, with all the reasons of action present to their minds. Wretched would be the pair above all names of wretchedness, who should be doomed to adjust by...
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The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia

Samuel Johnson - 1820 - 133 pages
...shall be my first question, whether she be willing to be led by reason ? Thus it is, said Nekayah, that philosophers are deceived. There are a thousand...great, with all the reasons of action present to their minds. Wretched would be the pair, above all names of wretchedness, who should be doomed to adjust...
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The British Novelists: With an Essay, and Prefaces, Biographical ..., Volume 26

1820
...shall be my first question, whether she be willing to be led by reason ? Thus it is, said Nekayah, that philosophers are deceived. There are a thousand...mankind, and inquire how few can be supposed to act upou any occasions whether small or great, with all the reasons of action present to their minds. Wretched...
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The British Novelists: With an Essay, and Prefaces ..., Volume 50, Part 2

1820
...desire to chide. ' THERE are,' says Dr. Johnson,' athousand familiar disputes which reason can never decide; questions that elude investigation, and make...ridiculous —cases where something must be done, and wbere little can be said * * * * Wretched would be the pair above all names of wretchedness, who should...
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The Vicar of Wakefield: A Tale

Oliver Goldsmith - 1823 - 214 pages
...be my first question, whether she be willing to be led by reason ?" " Thus it is," said Nekayah, " that philosophers are deceived. There are a thousand...great, with all the reasons of action present to their minds. Wretched would be the pair, above all names of wretchedness, who should be doomed to adjust...
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