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  1. Oct 2020
    1. life had two sides to it

      It's interesting that Godfrey is the character now associated with duplicity when Franklin was the first character said to have multiple sides. Betteredge's discription of Franklin as having an English side, Italian side, German side etc. proved to be not really true when we got to follow Franklin's own narration, or at least not as true as Betteredge implied in his introduction. Meanwhile Godfrey was the goody two shoes boy for most of the book until we started to see some flaws with his engagement to Rachel.

  2. Oct 2013
    1. Since, then, the faculty of eloquence is available for both sides, and is of very great service in the enforcing either of wrong or right, why do not good men study to engage it on the side of truth

      Responsibility is placed on those who use rhetoric

    2. Now, the art of rhetoric being available for the enforcing either of truth or falsehood

      It can support both equally. Rhetoric is an object and its inherent goodness depends on application

  3. Sep 2013
    1. both expressed in the same words

      Gorgias, words are both a medicine and a poison.