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Page 94 - Bred to think as well as speak by rote, they furnish their minds, as they furnish their houses, or clothe their bodies, with the fancies of other men, and according to the mode of the age and country. They pick up their ideas and notions in common conversation, or in their schools. The first are always superficial, and both are commonly false.