His life is a mystery to the partner of his joys and sorrows — I again allude to his wife — and if I should assure you that beyond knowing that it is passed from morning to night at the office, I now know less of it than I do of the man in the south, connected with whose mouth the thoughtless children repeat an idle tale respecting cold plum porridge, I should adopt a popular fallacy to express an actual fact.
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The entire argument is built on a fallacy.
It’s a fallacy of composition to believe that because each member of Congress tends a parcel of the nation, the whole Congress tends the whole nation.