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The Essays, vol 19

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Published: 1877
Language: English
Wordcount: 26,088 / 78 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 52
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 352
mnybks.net#: 5022
Genres: Non-fiction, Essays

Translated by Charles Cotton, Edited by William Carew Hazlitt.

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another. Resemblance does not so much make one as difference makes another. Nature has obliged herself to make nothing other that was not unlike.

And yet I am not much pleased with his opinion, who thought by the multitude of laws to curb the authority of judges in cutting out for them their several parcels; he was not aware that there is as much liberty and latitude in the interpretation of laws as in their form; and they but fool themselves, who think to lessen and stop our disputes by recalling us to the express words of the Bible: forasmuch as our mind does not find the field less spacious wherein to controvert the sense of another than to deliver his own; and as if there were less animosity and tartness in commentary than in invention. We see how much he was mistaken, for we have more laws in France than all the rest of the world put together, and more than would be necessary for the government of all the worlds of Epicurus:

"Ut olim flagitiis, sic nunc legibus, laboramus."

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