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... I am well satisfied that the version used in Scotland is , upon the whole , the
best ; and that it is vain to think of having a better . It has in general a simplicity
and unction of sacred poesy : and in many parts its transfusion is admirable .
... so that there was hardly any topick , if not one of the great truths of religion and
morality , that be might not have been incited to argue either for or against . Lord
Elibank " had the highest admiration of his powers . He once observed to me.
est admiration of his powers . He once observed to me , Whatever opinion
Johnson maintains , I will not say that he convinces me ; but he never fails to
show me that he has good reasons for it . I have heard Johnson pay his lordship
I took down Thomson , and read aloud a large portion of him , and then asked ,
Is not this fine ? ' Shiels having expressed the highest admiration , . Well , sir , '
said I , ' I have omitted every other line . ' I related a dispute between Goldsmith
See also a learned note on this passage of Aristotle , by Mr . Twining , in his
admirable translation of the Poeticks , in which the various explanations of other
criticks are considered , and in which Dr . Moor ' s Essay is particularly discussed
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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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