For the plan grows under the author's hand; new thoughts occur to him in the act of writing; he has not worked out the argument
to the end before he begins.
"You dislike an argument, and want to silence this."
A regard for the requester would often make one readily yield to a request, without waiting for arguments to reason one into it.
"Let us understand one another, Countess," said he with a smile, and began refuting his spiritual daughter's arguments
He introduced this with an affected surprize at the intention which Mr Jones declared of removing; and, after urging many excellent arguments
against it, he at last insisted strongly that it could be to no manner of purpose whatever; for that, unless Jones knew which way the lady was gone, every step he took might very possibly lead him the farther from her; "for you find, sir," said he, "by all the people in the house, that she is not gone this way.
As soon as Joan had taken her seat, an argument had sprung up on either side of Katharine, as to whether the Salvation Army has any right to play hymns at street corners on Sunday mornings, thereby making it impossible for James to have his sleep out, and tampering with the rights of individual liberty.
But the personal question between James and Johnnie merged into some argument already, apparently, debated, so that the parts had been distributed among the family, in which Ralph took the lead; and Katharine found herself opposed to him and the champion of Johnnie's cause, who, it appeared, always lost his head and got excited in argument with Ralph.
The Queen's argument was, that if something wasn't done about it in less than no time she'd have everybody executed, all round.
The moment Alice appeared, she was appealed to by all three to settle the question, and they repeated their arguments to her, though, as they all spoke at once, she found it very hard indeed to make out exactly what they said.
But now, since the argument
has thus far prevailed, the only question which remains to be considered is, whether we shall do rightly either in escaping or in suffering others to aid in our escape and paying them in money and thanks, or whether in reality we shall not do rightly; and if the latter, then death or any other calamity which may ensue on my remaining here must not be allowed to enter into the calculation.
It was a perfect answer to an argument
which had seemed unanswerable.
will be open to all, and may be judged of by all.