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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 History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia

Samuel Johnson - 1887 - 145 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...occasions, whether small or great, with all the reasons 30 of action present to their minds. Wretched would be the pair above all names of wretchedness, who...
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Wit and Wisdom of Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson - 1888 - 323 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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Living Thoughts in Words that Burn, from Poet, Sage and Humorist

Charles F. Beezley - 1891 - 382 pages
...THOUGHTS deceived. There are a thousand familiar d.'sputes which reason never can decide ; questions thai elude investigation, and make logic ridiculous cases;...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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History of Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia

Samuel Johnson - 1895 - 179 pages
...shall be my first question whether she be willing to be led by reason." 10 "Thus it is," said Nekayah, "that philosophers are deceived. There are a thousand...something must be done and where little can be said. 15 Consider the state of mankind, and inquire how few can be supposed to act upon any occasions, whether...
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History of Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia

Samuel Johnson - 1895 - 179 pages
...w^icU. reason never can decide; ojuestions that elude investigatityrrUnd make"~logic~"ridiculous ; cases where something must be done and where little can be said. 15 Consider the state of mankind, and inquire how few can be supposed to act upon any occasions, whether...
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Stories, sketches and studies

Harriet Beecher Stowe - 1896
...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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Stories, Sketches and Studies

Harriet Beecher Stowe - 1896 - 463 pages
...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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Manual of Composition and Rhetoric

John Hays Gardiner, George Lyman Kittredge, Sarah Louise Arnold - 1907 - 500 pages
...questions that elude investigation and make logic ridiculous; cases where something must be done and little can be said. Consider the state of mankind,...and inquire how few can be supposed to act upon any occasion, either small or great, with all the reasons of action present to their minds. Wretched would...
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A Study in the Thought of Addison, Johnson and Burke

Lilian Beeson Brownfield - 1904 - 131 pages
...political evils common to bad and good. Inquiry will reveal the incomplete powers of reason, will show "how few can be supposed to act, upon any occasions,...great, with all the reasons of action present to their minds." The honest man must conclude that "he does nothing, who endeavors to do more than is allowed...
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Improvement Era, Volume 10, Issue 2

1907
...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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