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He praised the ladies of the present age , insisting that they were more faithful to
their husbands , and more virtuous in every respect , than in former times ,
because their understandings were better cultivated . It was an undoubted proof
of his ...
... and of the awkward and uncouth Robert Levet ; of lord Thurlow , and Mr .
Sastres the Italian master ; and has dined one day with the beautiful , gay , and
fascinating lady Craven , and the next with good Mrs . Gardiner , the tallow -
But , sir , this lady does not want that the contract should be dissolved ; she only
argues , that she may indulge herself in gallantries with equal freedom as her
husband does , provided she takes care not to introduce any spurious issue into
This lady of yours , sir , I think , is very fit for a brothel . ... Accordingly there are
instances of ladies being ruined , by having in - . judiciously sunk their fortunes
for high annuities , which , after a few years , ceased to be paid , in consequence
The world has differed from him ; for the poem has passed through many editions
, and is still much read hy people of a serious cast of mind . A literary lady of large
fortune was mentioned , as one who did good to many , but by no means “ by ...
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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