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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 Elements of Grammar, According to Dr. Becker's System, Displayed by the ...

Esq. J. H. JAMES (of London.) - 1847 - 156 pages
...moreover, in co-ordinate compound sentences of the copulative connexion, when the conjunction is omitted. There are a thousand familiar disputes which reason...something must be done, and where little can be said. Being now resolved to be a poet, I saw everything with a new purpose; my sphere of attention was suddenly...
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THE DIRAR of Wakefield, BY OLIVER GOLDSMITH, M.B., AND RASSELAS, PRINCE OF ...

SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D. - 1857
...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...and inquire how few can be supposed to act upon any occasion, whether small or great, with all the reasons of action present to their minds. Wretched would...
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15

1865
...nothing in creation that is not somehow connected with everything else. Dr. Johnson has said, — " There are a thousand familiar disputes which reason...something must be done, and where little can be said." With all deference to the great moralist, we must say that this statement argues a very limited knowledge...
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OUR OWN FIRESIDE

REV. CHARLES BULLOCK - 1866
...there is nothing in creation that is not somehow connected with everything else. Dr. Johnson has said: "There are a thousand familiar disputes which reason...make logic ridiculous ; cases where something must bo done, aud where little can be said." With all deference to the great moralist, we must say that...
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Little Foxes

Harriet Beecher Stowe - 1866 - 287 pages
...What shall be done with all the questions Dr. Johnson speaks of, which reason cannot decide, which elude investigation, and make logic ridiculous, —...something must be done, and where little can be said ? Read Mrs. Ellis's "Wives of England," and you have one solution of the problem. The good women of...
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The History of Rasselas. And Elizabeth

Samuel Johnson - 1876 - 395 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 n L minds. Wretched would be the pair abovo all names of wretchedness, who should be doomed to adjust...
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Johnson. Select works, ed. with intr. and notes by A. Milnes. Lives of ...

Samuel Johnson - 1879
...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 by...
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The History of the Caliph Vathek

William Beckford - 1883 - 405 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 by...
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The history of the caliph Vathek, by W. Beckford [tr. by S. Henley]. Also ...

William Beckford - 1883 - 405 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...supposed to act upon any occasions! whether small or grecit, with all the reasons of action present to their minds. Wretched would be the pair above all...
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Johnson: His Characteristics and Aphorisms

James Hay - 1884 - 173 pages
...opportunity of deciding. — Rasselas, ch. incompetence There are a thousand familiar disputes o>m!n^n>ILi" which reason never can decide : questions that elude investigation, and make logic ridiculous. Wretched would be the pair above all names of wretchedness, who should be doomed to adjust by reason,...
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