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I have much curiosity after the manners and transactions of the middle ages , but
have wanted either diligence or opportunity , or both . You , sir , have great
opportunities , and I wish you both diligence and success . I am , sir , & c . SAM .
In autumn he went to Oxford , Birmingham , Lichfield , and Ashbourne , for which
very good reasons might be given in the conjectural ' yet positive manner of
writers , who are proud to account for every event which they relate . He himself ...
He was a man of strict piety and profound learning , but little skilled in the
knowledge of life or manners , and died without ever having enjoyed the
reputation he so justly deserved . Dr. Johnson's health had , indeed , been
always extremely ...
Am I to be hunted in this manner ? I satisfied him that I could not divine that the
visit would not be convenient , and that I certainly could not take it upon me of my
own accord to forbid the general . I found Dr. Johnson in the evening in Mrs.
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 ...
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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