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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 20

Common Sense

Common Sense.

Common Sense is only the average of the world's intelligence, prevalent in the market-place and at the corners of the streets, blown forth by the popular lecturer and preacher, or paraded in the columns of shallow newspapers, received without being tested by reason or justified by experience.

Your votary of Common Sense takes nothing upon its own merit but judges all by the standard of his own predilections.

Common Sense is shaped by the prevalent fashion of thinking, and worn as a garment to hide our nakedness of mind, when the popular voice shall have shaped out a new garment of Common Sense the common sense of this age will be thrown aside as old rags and the now one worn in its stead.