3 Responses to The Logick of Kings

  1. Roderick May 30, 2012 at 6:12 pm #

    My blog software informs me that I’ve used the Addison quote as a post title twice before.

  2. Ashton May 30, 2012 at 9:07 pm #

    ratio ultima regum

    Yes. Now checking out “Cato, A Tragedy” by him.


  3. Anon73 May 31, 2012 at 2:44 pm #

    Our modern society has rediscovered that most Ancient and Effective form of persuasion described herein:

    But the most notable way of managing a Controversy, is that which we may call Arguing by Torture. This is a Method of Reasoning which has been made use of with the poor Refugees, and which was so fashionable in our Country during the Reign of Queen Mary, that in a Passage of an Author quoted by Monsieur Bayle [8] it is said the Price of Wood was raised in England, by reason of the Executions that were made in Smithfield. These Disputants convince their Adversaries with a Sorites, [9] commonly called a Pile of Faggots. The Rack is also a kind of Syllogism which has been used with good Effect, and has made Multitudes of Converts.

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