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" That he should be in earnest it is hard to conceive ; since any reasons of doubt •which he might have in this case would have been reasons of doubt in the case of other men, who may give more, but cannot give more evident, signs... "
The works of Lord Bolingbroke: with a life, prepared expressly for this ... - Page 184
by Viscount Henry St. John Bolingbroke - 1841
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The Philosophical Works of the Late Right Honorable Henry St. John ..., Volume 2

Henry St. John Bolingbroke (Viscount) - Philosophy - 1754
...any reafons of doubt which he might have in this cafe, would have been reafons of doubt in the cafe of other men, who may give more, but cannot give more evident, figns of thought th,an tfyeir fellow creatures. But we may perfuade ourfelves very eafily that MALBRANCHE...
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The Critical review, or, Annals of literature, Volume 42

Tobias George Smollett - English literature - 1776
...any reafons of doubt, which he might have in this cafe, would have been reafons of doubt in the cafe of other men, who may give more, but cannot give more evident, figns of thought than their fellow-creatures." ' This errs alike againft perfpicuity and elegance;...
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The Philosophy of Rhetoric, Volume 2

George Campbell - English language - 1801
...the same sentence used in different senses. This error is exemplified in the following quotation : " That he should be in earnest it is hard to conceive;...cannot " give more evident, signs of thought than their fel" low-creatures *" This errs alike against perspicuity and elegance; the word more is first an adjective,...
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The Works of the Late Right Honourable Henry St. John, Lord ..., Volume 5

Henry St. John Bolingbroke (Viscount), Oliver Goldsmith - Great Britain - 1809
...really doubted whether other atuimals had a power of thirikiog or not, it is impossible to deteftnine. That he should be in earnest it is hard to conceive...which he might have in this case, would have been rea* sons of doubt in the case of other men, who may give more, but cannot give more evident signs...
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The Works of the Late Right Honourable Henry St. John, Lord ..., Volume 5

Henry St. John Bolingbroke (Viscount), Oliver Goldsmith - Great Britain - 1809
...really doubted whether other animals had .a power of thinking or not, it is impossible to de-- termine. That he should be in earnest it is hard to conceive ; since any reasons of doubt, which 2 4 he he might have in this case, would have been reasons of doubt in the case of other men, who may...
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Letters on Literature, Taste, and Composition, Addressed to His Son

George Gregory - Books and reading - 1809 - 363 pages
...-honour, experience by degrees refines us out of these principles.". ...KURD'S SEHM. v. ii. s. 3. " That he should be in earnest it is hard to conceive ; since any reasons of doubt whkh he might have in this case would have been reasons of doubt in the case of other men, who may...
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A Grammar of Rhetoric, and Polite Literature: Comprehending the Principles ...

Alexander Jamieson - English language - 1838 - 306 pages
...same word used in different senses in the same sentence, is another source of obscurity. Example. " That he should be in earnest, it is hard to conceive...in this case, would have been reasons of doubt in ihe case of other men, who may give more, but cannot give more evident, signs of thought, than their...
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The Philosophy of Rhetoric

George Campbell - English language - 1838 - 426 pages
...the same sentence used in different senses. This error is exemplified in the following quotation : "That he should be in earnest it is hard to conceive...might have in this case, would have been reasons of T doubt, in the case of other men, who may 'give more, but cannot give more evident, signs of thought...
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A Grammar of Rhetoric, and Polite Literature: Comprehending the Principles ...

Alexander Jamieson - English language - 1839 - 306 pages
...same word used in different senses in the same sentence, is another source of obscurity. Example. " That he should be in earnest, it is hard to conceive...cannot give more evident, signs of thought, than their fellowereatures."t Analysis. This errs alike against perspicuity and elegance. The first word, more,...
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The Works of George Campbell, Volume 2

George Campbell - Theology - 1840
...the same sentence used in different senses. This error is exemplified in the following quotation : " That he should be in earnest it is hard to conceive...give more evident, signs of thought than their fellow creatures8." This errs alike against perspicuity and elegance ; the word more is first an adjective,...
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