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    #1

    I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.

    Hello.

    I'm reading well-known quotations by Abraham Lincoln and I don't understand these sentences:

    1) Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.
    I wouldn't say I can understand what Lincoln meant by it. Can you rephrase it?

    2) When I do good, I feel good; when I do bad, I feel bad, and that is my religion.
    I'm quite sure we must replace "good" to "well". What do you think? Why did he say it?

    An extra question is: what do you think about punctuation? I drew a parallel between Russian and English and this punctuation seems completely wrong.

    Be aware, I don't say Lincoln made mistakes.

    Boris.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    Re: I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.

    1) '...I would like to make him live a life of slavery and see if he's still in favour of it.'

    Please ask unrelated questions in separate threads.

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