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... celebrated mathematician is represented as being subject to fits of yawning so
violent as to render him incapable of proceeding in his lecture ; a story altogether
unfounded , but for the publication of which the law would give no reparation .
law would give no reparation . This led us to agitate the question , whether legal
redress could be obtained , even when a man ' s deceased relation was
calumniated in a publication . Mr . Murray maintained there should be reparation ,
said Johnson , smiling , what would you give to be forty years from Scotland . I
said , I should not like to be so long absent from the seat of my ancestors . This
gentleman , Mrs . Williams , and Mr . Levet , dined with us . Dr . Johnson made a ...
No , sir ; wine gives not light , gay , ideal hilarity ; but tumultuous , noisy ,
clamorous merriment . I have heard none of those drunken , - nay , drunken is a
coarse word , - none of those vinous flights . SIR Joshua . Because you have
sat by ...
They lie , I think , at the top of my papers ; otherwise they are somewhere else ,
and will give me more trouble . Please to write to me immediately , if they can be
found . Make my compliments to all our friends round the world , and to Mrs ...
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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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - pjskimin - LibraryThing
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