They disputed with good humour upon their fanciful theories , because they were
not interested in the truth of them : when a man has nothing to lose , he may be in
good humour with his opponent . Accordingly you see Lucian , the epicurean ...
But , sir , truth will always bear an examination . JOHNSON . Yes , sir ; but it is
painful to be forced to defend it . Consider , sir ; how should you like , though
conscious of your innocence , to be tried before a jury for a capital crime once a ...
Sir , it is of so much more consequence that truth should be told , than that
individuals should not be made uneasy , that it is much better that the law does
not restrain writing freely concerning the characters of the dead . Damages will
be given ...
On Thursday , April 4th , having called on Dr . Johnson , I said , it was a pity that
truth was not so firm as to bid defiance to all attacks , so that it might be shot at as
much as people chose to attempt , and yet remain unhurt . Johnson . Then , sir ...
And , perhaps , a worthy , unsuspecting man might come and marry this woman ,
unless the father inform him of the truth . JOHNSON . Sir , he is accessary to no
imposition . His daughter is in his house ; and if a man courts her , he takes his ...
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