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No , sir , I am not obliged to do any more . No man is obliged to do as much as he
can do . A man is to have part of his life to himself . If a soldier has fought a good
many campaigns , he is not to be blamed if he retires to ease and tranquillity .
If they can make more of their money by keeping a shop , or any other way , they'
ll do it , and so oblige landlords ' to let ... A tenant who pays his landlord his rent ,
thinks himself no more obliged to him than you think yourself obliged to a man in
To oblige people to take oaths as to the disputed right , is wrong . I know not
whether I could take them : but I do not blame those who do . ” So conscientious
and so delicate was he upon this subject , which has occasioned so much
In the same manner it is a duty to instruct the ignorant , and of consequence to
convert infidels to christianity ; but no man in the common course of things is
obliged to carry this to such a degree as to incur the danger of martyrdom , as no
I am , sir , “ Your most obliged “ And most humble servant , “ SAM . JOHNSON .
May 8 , 1773. " On Sunday , May 8th , I dined with Johnson at Mr. Langton's with
Dr. Beattie and some other company . He descanted on the subject of literary ...
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