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I have not , however , been so bad but that I could have written , and am sorry that
I neglected it . “ My dwelling is but melancholy . Both Williams , and Desmoulins ,
and myself , are very sickly ; Frank is not well ; and poor Levett died in his bed ...
... Hetty Bailey , and to all the Lichfield ladies . I am , dear madam , yours ,
affectionately , “ SAM . JOHNSON . " p . 203 . On the day on which this letter was
written , he thus feelingly mentions his respected friend and physician , Dr.
200 . ployed , no more should pass uncounted , and this has been Prayers
written to - day , in consequence of that thought . I read a Greek & Med . chapter ,
prayed with Francis , which I now do commonly , and explained to him the Lord's
I came home . Sold Rymer for Davies ; wrote to Boswell . Visitors , Dr. Percy , Mr.
Crofts . I have , in ten days , written to [ Mrs. ] Aston , Lucy , Hector , Langton ,
Boswell ; perhaps to all by whom my letters are desired . - The weather , which
... that he could name one Scotch writer whom Dr. Johnson himself would allow
to have written better than any man of the age ; and upon Johnson's asking who it
was , answered , “ Lord Bute , when he signed the warrant for your pension .
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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