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Tone in Common Sense
Tone Examples in Common Sense:
III. Thoughts on the Present State of American Affairs
"I am not induced by motives of pride, party, or resentment to espouse the doctrine of separation and independance..." See in text (III. Thoughts on the Present State of American Affairs)
This line serves as a clarification on Paine's part that his arguments are not made by virtue of his own feelings, be they prideful or vindictive.