E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Doubting with Dirleton, and resolving those doubts with Stewart. Doubting and answering those doubts, but doubting still. It applies to law, science, religion, morals, etc. Sir John Nisbett of Dirletons Doubts on points of law, and Sir James Stewarts Doubts Resolved, are works of established reputation in Scotland, but the Doubts hold a higher place than the Solutions.