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  • Gist had to go fetch them, “which he did with great perswasion.”

    George Washington’s First War

  • He seemd to wonder at the scale on which you had proceeded, and (I thought) lookd displeased and dissappointed, talkd repeatedly of his perswasion of its failure from what he had heard, and said that it was you who had made a wrong estimate, for you had stated to him the Sum of – – – – would enable you, you thought, to bring you to a certainty.

    Letter 260

  • As I advanced I began to conceive that it might even eventualy be renderd fit for publication, and this perswasion set me about a thorough examination and revision.

    Letter 256

  • It seems to require consideration, and I write unreservedly my sentiments, with a full perswasion, that you will, in company with the sound judgement and true taste of Mrs Lofft, think as I do, and bring out the preface much to your own honour.

    Letter 142

  • Then I asked: does a firm perswasion that a thing is so, make it so?

    The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

  • He replied, All poets that it does, & in ages of imagination this firm perswasion removed mountains; but many are not capable of a firm perswasion of any thing.

    The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

  • Lionello, (being no lesse affraide then shee) by her perswasion crept behind the bed, where he hid himselfe very contentedly.

    The Decameron

  • And after the young man was indifferently recovered; by the perswasion of some Neighbours comming in: hee was closely conveyed out of the

    The Decameron

  • Jacomino pressed the matter no further, then as with reason and equity well he might; they repaired to him, and (in gentle speeches) entreated him, not to regard a wrong offered by unruly and youthfull people, meerely drawne into the action by perswasion of friends; submitting both themselves, and the offendors, to such satisfaction as [he] pleased to appoint them.

    The Decameron

  • How could you then by the perswasion of a beast, a foole, a villaine, yea, a vagabond, envying both his happinesse and yours, enter into so cruell a minde against him?

    The Decameron


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