"My dear Sir, you don't call Rousseau bad company. Do you really think him a bad man?..." JOHNSON. "... I think him one of the worst of men; a rascal who ought to be hunted out of society, as he has been...." BOSWELL. "I don't deny, Sir, but that his novel may, perhaps, do harm; but I cannot think his intention was bad." JOHNSON. "Sir, that will not do. We cannot prove any man's intention to be bad. You may shoot a man through the head, and say you intended to miss him; but the Judge will order you to be hanged."