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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, Volume 5

Samuel Johnson - 1823
...familiar disputes which reason never can decide ; questions that elude investigation, and make logick ridiculous; cases where something must be done, and...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 Novels of Sterne, Goldsmith, Dr. Johnson, Mackenzie, Horace Walpole, and ...

Laurence Sterne - 1823 - 659 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...make logic ridiculous ; cases where something must be (lone, and where little can be said. Consider the state of mankind, and inquire how few can be supposed...
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The Novels of Sterne, Goldsmith, Dr. Johnson, Mackenzie, Horace Walpole, and ...

Laurence Sterne - 1823 - 659 pages
...be my first question, whether she be willing to be led by reason ?" " Thus it is," said Nekayah, " hurt or harm doth the laudable desire of knowledge...a pully, the lid of a goldsmith's crucible, an oil he •done, and where little can be said. Consider the state of mankind, and- inquire how few can be...
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The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia: A Tale

Samuel Johnson - 1824 - 150 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 familiar disputes which reason . never can decMe ; yviestlona that elude Investigation, and make logic ridiculous; cases where something must...
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The works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 4

Samuel Johnson - 1824
...be my first question, whether she be willing to be led bv reason ?" " Thus it is," said Nekayah, " that philosophers are deceived. There are a thousand familiar disputes which reason can never decide ; questions that elude investigation and make logick ridiculous ; cases where something...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson - 1825 - 687 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...Consider the state of mankind, and inquire how few rnn be supposed to act upon any occasions, whether small or great, with all the reasons of action present...
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The works of Samuel Johnson [ed. by F.P. Walesby].

Samuel Johnson - 1825
...familiar disputes, which reason can never decide ; questions that elude investigation, and make logick ridiculous ; cases where something; must be done,...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 Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Essay on the life and genius of Dr ...

Samuel Johnson - 1825
...which reason can never decide ; questions that elude investigation, and make logick ridiculous ; eases where something ^' must be done, and where little...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 Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With Murphy's Essay, Volume 6

Samuel Johnson - 1825
...decide; questions that elude investigation, make logick ridiculous ; cases where something must >e done, and where little can be said. Consider the state...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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Castle Rackrent. Essay on Irish bulls. The modern Griselda. v. II. Belinda ...

Maria Edgeworth - 1825
...desire to chide." THERE are, says Dr. Johnson, a thousand familiar disputes which reason can never decide ; questions that elude investigation, and make...something must be done, and where little can be said — Wretched would be the pair above all names of wretchedness who should be doomed to adjust by reason...
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