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Alfred Cochrane

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Her reasoning is full of tricks
And butterfly suggestions,
I know no point to which she sticks;
She begs the simplest questions,
And, when her premises are strong
She always draws her inference wrong.
--
Upon Lebia Arguing, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919).

 
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