1, „I continu’d this method some few years, but gradually left it, retaining only the habit of expressing myself in terms of modest diffidence; never using, when I advanced any thing that may possibly be disputed, the words certainly, undoubtedly, or any other that give the air of positiveness to an opinion; but rather say, I conceive it or apprehend a thing to be so and so; it appears to me, or I should think it so or so, for such and such...