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 90by Samuel Johnson - 1809 - 155 pagesFull view
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...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...