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... and therefore we find the most learned men abroad are in the universities . It is
not so with us . Our universities are impoverished of learning by the penury of
their provisions . I wish there were many places of a thousand a year at Oxford ,
... of honoúrable and learned ; but our own convictions constrain us to subscribe
to the description of Junius , as far at least as the intellect is concerned . - ED . m I
have in vain endeavoured to find out what parts Johnson wrote for Dr . James .
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 ...
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
The explication which my lord of Worcester treats with so much contempt , is
nevertheless countenanced by authority which I find quoted by the learned
Baxter , in his edition of Horace , " Difficile est proprie communia dicere , h . e .
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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