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DEAREST MADAM , — There is in these [ pages , or remarks , ] such depth of
penetration , such nicety of observation , as Locke or Pascal might be proud of .
This I desire you to believe is my real opinion . “ However , it cannot be published
I doubt whether he heard this remark . While we went on talking triumphantly , I
was fixed in admiration , and said to Mrs. Thrale , “ O for short - hand to take this
down ! ” “ You ' ll carry it all in your head , " said she : “ a long head is as good as
I related to him a remark which a respectable friend had made to me upon the
then state of government , when those who had been long in opposition had
attained to power , as it was supposed , against the inclination of the sovereign .
The justness of this remark is confirmed by the following story , for which I am
indebted to Lord Eliot : -A country parson , who was remarkable for quoting
scraps of Latin in his sermons , having died , one of his parishioners was asked
how he ...
In one of these conversations , Johnson took occasion to remark on the human
mind , that it had a necessary tendency to improvement , and that it would
frequently anticipate instruction , and enable ingenious minds to acquire
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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