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He was little inclined to talk at dinner , and went to sleep after it ; but when he
joined us in the drawingroom he seemed revived , and was again himself .
Talking of conversation , he said , There must , in the first place , be knowledge ,
66 **** was a sufficient reason for his going on thus : Fox never talks in private
company ; not from any determination not to talk , but because he has not the first
motion . A man who is used to the applause of the house of commons has no ...
Mrs. Desmoulins made tea ; and she and I talked before him upon a topick which
he had once borne patiently from me ... 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 ...
Sir , I'd as soon have a man to break my bones as talk to me of publick affairs ,
internal or external . I have lived to see things all as bad as they can be . Having
mentioned his friend , the second Lord Southwell , he said , Lord Southwell was
Talking of an acquaintance of ours , whose narratives , which abounded in
curious and interesting topicks , were unhappily found to be very fabulous ; I
mentioned Lord Mansfield's having said to me , Suppose we believe one half of
what he ...
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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