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A RIGHT conduct.
A right reckoning.
A RIGHT line.
The RIGHT road.
To do RIGHT.
To be in the RIGHT.
To have the right on one's side.

The right hand. Right itself is an abstract idea : and, not referring to any sensible objects, the terms which are the representatives of abstract ideas are sometimes very difficult to define or explain.

H. Oh! Then you are for returning again to your convenient abstract ideas; and so getting rid of the question.

F. No. I think it worth consideration. Let us see how Johnson handles it. He did not indeed acknowledge any RIGHts of the people; but he was very clear concerning Ghosts and Witches, all the mysteries of divinity, and the sacred, indefeasible, inherent, hereditary Rights of Monarchy. Let us see how he explains the term.

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No. He gives no explanation * :—Except of right hand.

* Johnson is as bold and profuse in assertion, as he is shy and

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FROM THE COPY PREPARED BY THE AUTHOR FOR REPUBLICATION :

TO WHICH IS ANNEXED HIS

LETTER TO JOHN DUNNING, Esq.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

LONDON:

PRINTED BY RICHARD TAYLOR, RED LION COURT, FLEET STREET;

FOR THOMAS TEGG, CHEAPSIDE:
JOHN CUMMING, DUBLIN; AND R. GRIFFIN AND CO., GLASGOW.

1829.

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