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But quite apart from Carlyle's worth as a moral teacher or as a controversialist, his place in literature is very high.Victorian Literature|Clement K. Shorter
Moreover, I must confess that this is a point on which I, for one, cannot write in the spirit of a controversialist.The Church of England cleared from the charge of Schism|Thomas William Allies
As a controversialist he was peerless, and as a saintly character modern times have not produced his superior.The Young People's Wesley|W. McDonald
The latter work was attacked by Burnet and others, but the author showed himself as keen a controversialist as ever.
"Nature never intended you for a controversialist, my good Bateman," he added to himself.Loss and Gain|John Henry Newman