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My Lives are reprinting , and I have forgotten the authour of Gray's character ' :
write immediately , and it may be perhaps yet inserted . “ Of London or
Ashbourne you have your free choice ; at any place I shall be glad to see you . I
am , dear sir ...
Be kind to the old servants , and secure the kindness of the agents and factors .
Do not disgust them by asperity , or unwelcome gaiety , or apparent suspicion .
From them you must learn the real state of your affairs , the characters of your ...
Nobody , ” said he , “ has a right to talk in this manner , to bring before a man his
own character , and the events of his life , when he does not choose it should be
done . I never have sought the world ; the world was not to seek me . It is rather ...
I shall give an instance , making the original by Roman , and Johnson's
substitution in Italick characters : “ In fairer scenes , where peaceful pleasures
spring , Tityrus , the pride of Mantuan swains , might sing ; But charm'd by him , or
Maurice Morgann , Esq . , author of the very ingenious “ Essay on the Character
of Falstaff ?, ” being a particular friend of his lordship , had once an opportunity of
entertaining Johnson a day or two at Wycombe , when its lord was absent , and ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - keithhamblen - LibraryThing
12/22/20 I own the complete set (vol 1-54) and keep them at home on the top west shelf of my office; this includes The Great Conversation (which is volume 1) and The Great Ideas (volumes 2-3, the ... Read full review
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Picked up this entire set in excellent condition at a library sponsored used book sale for $60.00. hands down one of my best finds. Read full review