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" But, sir, that is not enough. An argument which does not convince yourself may convince the judge to whom you urge it; and if it does convince him, why then, sir, you are wrong and he is right. It is his business to judge ; and you are not to be confident... "
Dr. Johnson's Table Talk: Containing Aphorisms on Literature, Life, and ... - Page 153
by Samuel Johnson - 1798 - 446 pages
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The life of Samuel Johnson. [With] The principal corrections and ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1807
...it : and if it does convince him, why, then, Sir, you are wrong, and he is right. It is his business to judge; and you are not to be confident in your own opinion that a cause is bad, but to say all you can for your client, and then hear the Judge's opinion." BOSWELU "...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1807
...it: and if it does convince him, why, then, Sir, you are wrong, and he is right. It is his business to judge ; and you are not to be confident in your own opinion that a cause is bad, but to say all you can for your client, and then hear the Judge's opinion." BOSWELL....
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Dr. Johnson's table-talk: aphorisms [&c.] selected and arranged ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1807
...it; and if it does convince him, why, then, Sir, you are wrong, and he is right. It is his business to judge ; and you are not to be confident in your own opinion that a cause is bad, but to say all you can for your client, and then hear the Judge's opinion."—B. " But,...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1817
...it: and if it does convince him, why, then, Sir, you are wrong, and he is right. It is his business to judge; and you are not to be confident in your own opinion that a cause is bad, but to say all you can for your client, and heur tlie judge's opinion." BOSWELL. " But,...
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The Table Talk of John Selden

John Selden - Table-talk - 1818 - 180 pages
...; and if it does convince him, why, -then, Sir, you are wrong, and he is right. It is his business to judge ; and you are not to be confident in your own opinion that a cause is bad, but to say all you can for your client, and then hear the Judge's opinion." — B. "...
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Johnsoniana: From Boswell's Life of the Great Lexicographer and Moralist ...

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1820 - 355 pages
...it : and if it does convince him, why, then, sir, you are wrong, and he is right. It is his business to judge ; and you are not to be confident in your own opinion, that a canse is bad, but to say all you can for your client, and then hear the judge's opinion." BOSWELL....
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Johnsoniana: from Boswell's life of the great lexicographer and moralist ...

James Boswell - 1820
...if it does convince him, why, then, sir, you are wrong, and he is right. It is his business tojudge; and you are not to be confident in your own opinion, that a canse is bad, but to say all you can for your client, and then hear -the judge's opinion." BOSWELL....
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The life of Samuel Johnson. Copious notes by Malone, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1821
...it : and if it does convince him, why, then, sir, you are wrong, and he is right. It is his business to judge ; and you are not to be confident in your own opinion that a cause is bad, but to say all you can for your client, and then hear the judge's opinion." BOSWELL....
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The British Prose Writers, Volume 16

British prose literature - 1821
...it : and if it does convince him, why, then, sir, you are wrong, and he is right. It is his business to judge ; and you are not to be confident in your own opinion, that a cause is bad, but to say all you can for your client, and then hear the judge's opinion." BOSWELL....
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1822
...it ; and if it does convince him, why, then, Sir, you are wrong, and he is right. It is his business to judge ; and you are not to be confident in your own opinion that a cause is bad, but to say all you can for your client, and then hear the Judge's opinion." BOSWELL....
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