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... a scoundrel , madam ; with a little more spoiling , you will , I think , make me a
complete rascal a : he meant , easy to become a capricious and self -
indulgent valetudinarian ; a character for which I have heard him express great
... favour of the benefit which a boy of good parts might receive at one of them ,
that I have reason to believe Mr . Murray was very much influenced by what he
had heard to - day , in his determination to send his own son to Westminster
I had heard him talk once before in the same manner ; and at Oxford he said ,
he wished he had learned to play at cards . The truth , however , is , that he
loved to display his ingenuity in argument ; and therefore would sometimes in ...
I have heard Johnson pay his lordship this high compliment : I never was in lord
Elibank ' s company without learning something . " We sat together till it was too
late for the afternoon service . Thrale said , he had come with intention to go to ...
I like to recollect all the passages that I heard Johnson repeat : it stamps a value
on them . He told us , that the book entitled The Lives of the Poets , by Mr . Cibber
, was entirely compiled by Mr . Shiels P , a Scotchman , one of his amanuenses .
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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
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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