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However slight in itself , as it does honour to that illustrious painter and most
amiable man , I am happy to introduce it . - DEAR SIR , " TO SIR JOSHUA
REYNOLDS . “ 230 June , 1781 . It was not before yesterday that I received , your
The doctor was so sensible of the honour done to him by a man of genius and
science , to whom he was an utter stranger , that he said to Dr. Burney , “ Sir ,
there is no man possessed of the smallest portion of modesty , but must be
James Boswell John Wilson Croker. you is not diminished ; and my expectation
from you is increased . Do not neglect me nor relinquish me . Nobody will ever
love you better or honour you more than , madam , yours , & c . “ Sam .
Mr. Malone , who has so ably succeeded him as an editor of Shakspeare , has ,
in his Preface , done great and just honour to Johnson's memory . “ TO MRS .
LUCY PORTER , IN LICHFIELD . “ London , 2d March , 1782 . “ DEAR MADAM ,
... of my oldest and kindest friends ; but I hope you will still live long , for the
honour of the nation ; and that more enjoyment of your elegance , your
intelligence , and your benevolence is still reserved for , dear sir , your most
affectionate , & c .
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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