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You wanted to take advantage of the timidity of our scoundrels : ( meaning , I
suppose , the ministry . ) It may be observed , that he used the epithet scoundrel ,
very commonly , not quite in the sense in which it is generally understood , but as
Macklin , I suppose , had not pressed upon his elevation with so much eagerness
as the gentleman who complained of him . Dr . Johnson ' s remark as to the
jealousy entertained of our friends who rise far above us , is certainly very just .
I stated to him this case : " Suppose a man has a daughter who he knows has
been seduced , but her misfortune is concealed from the world ; should he keep
her in his house ? Would be not , by doing so , be accessary to imposition ?
Shiels was the doctor ' s amanuensis ; he had quarrelled with Cibber ; it is natural
to suppose that he told his story in his own way ; and it is certain that he was not a
very sturdy moralist . . This explanation appears to me satisfactory .
And what account of their religion can you suppose to be learnt from savages ?
Only consider , sir , our own state : our religion is in a book ; we have an order of
men whose duty it is to teach it ; we have one day in the week set apart for it , and
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12/22/20 I own the complete set (vol 1-54) and keep them at home on the top west shelf of my office; this includes The Great Conversation (which is volume 1) and The Great Ideas (volumes 2-3, the ... Read full review
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