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" It is no more than justice," quoth the farmer, " to be sure. But what did I say ? I mistake. It is your bull that has killed one of my oxen." " Indeed ! " says the lawyer ; " that alters the case : I must inquire into the affair ; and if " " And IF !... "
The Western Spelling Book: Being an Improvement of the American Spelling ... - Page 94
by Nathan Guilford - 1831 - 144 pages
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A Comprehensive Grammar of the English Language: For the Use of Schools ...

Simon Kerl - English language - 1864 - 374 pages
...the passive form, is still in good use ; as, "I am mistaken :" but the aotiv« form is also used; as, "I mistake: it is your bull that has killed one of my oxen." " You are mistaken," can be sometimes conceived as being a delicate euphemism for, " I misconceive...
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The Freedman's Third Reader

American Tract Society (Boston, Mass.) - Freedmen - 1866 - 264 pages
...replied the lawyer, " and will not think it unreasonable that I expect one of thy oxen in return." 3. " It is no more than justice," quoth the farmer, " to...mistake. It is your bull that has killed one of my oxen." 4. " Indeed ! " says the lawyer ; " that alters the case. I must inquire into the affair ; and if"...
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The Standard Fifth Reader for Public and Private Schools: Containing a ...

Epes Sargent - 1867 - 478 pages
...life, an unrestrained indulgence is inevitable destruction. SELECT APOLOGUES. 75 7. — THE PAHTIAL JUDGE. A farmer came to a neighboring" lawyer, expressing...; " that alters the case : I must inquire into the affair ; and if " " And IF ! " said the farmer — "the business, I find, would have been concluded...
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First Century of National Existence: The United States as They Were and are ...

1874 - 586 pages
...return. It is no more than juftice, quoth the Farmer, to be fure ; but what did I fay ? — I miftake — It is your Bull that has killed one of my Oxen. Indeed ! fays the Lawyer, that alters the cafe; I 418 WEBSTER 8 SPELLING BOOK. muft inquire into the affair;...
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FIRST CENTURY OF NATIONAL EXISTENCE; THE UNITED STATES AS THEY WERE AND ARE

1875
...It is no more than juftice., quoth the Farmer, to be fure ; but what did I fay ? — I miftake — It is your Bull that has killed one of my Oxen. Indeed ! fays the Lawyer, that alters the cafe; I 544 WEBSTER'S SPELLING BOOK. 545 muft inquire into the affair;...
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Bewick's select fables of Ęsop and others

Aesopus - Fables - 1878 - 312 pages
...tinued he, has been gored by an unlucky bull of mine, and I shall be glad to know how I am to make you a reparation. Thou art a very honest fellow, replied...Lawyer ; that alters the case: I must inquire into the affair; and if And if ! said the Farmer ; the business I find would have been concluded without an...
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Ęsop's fables, illustr. by E. Griset. With text based chiefly upon Croxall ...

Aesopus - 1881
...dinner upon his carcase. THE PARTIAL JUDGE. 345 THE PARTIAL JUDGE. A FARMER came to a neighbouring lawyer, expressing great concern for an accident which,...your bull that has killed one of my oxen." " Indeed," said the Lawyer, " that alters the case ; I must inquire into the affair, and if ." "And if!" said...
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Report of the Secretary, Volume 22

Michigan. State Board of Agriculture - Agriculture - 1884
..."It is no more than justice," said the farmer, "but what did 1 say? I mistake ; it is your bull that killed one of my oxen." "Indeed," says the lawyer, "that alters the case. I must inquire into the affair, and if and if " Said the farmer; "The business would have been concluded without an if, had...
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Bewick's Select Fables of Ęsop and Others: In Three Parts to which are ...

Aesop - Fables - 1886 - 312 pages
...continued he, has been gored by an unlucky bull of mine, and I shall be glad to know how I am to make you a reparation. Thou art a very honest fellow, replied...Lawyer ; that alters the case : I must inquire into the affair ; and if And if ! said the Farmer ; the business I find would have been concluded without an...
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The Fables of Aesop: Based on the Texts of L'Estrange and Croxall

Aesop - Animals - 1903 - 230 pages
...honest fellow," replied the Lawyer, " and will not think it unreasonable that I expect one of your oxen in return." " It is no more than justice," quoth...your bull that has killed one of my oxen." " Indeed," said the Lawyer, " that alters the case ; I must inquire into the affair, and if " " And if I " said...
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