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I should think that where military men are so numerous , they would be less
valued , as not being rare . ” JOHNSON . “ Nay , sir ; wherever a particular
character or profession is high in the estimation of the people , those who are of it
will be ...
In all countries there has been fornication , as in all countries there has been theft
; but there may be more or less of the one , as well as of the other , in proportion
to the force of law . All men will naturally commit fornication , as all men will ...
James Boswell. would have afforded a very rich fund of instruction and
entertainment . The suddenness with which his accounts of some of them started
out in conversation , was not less pleasing than surprising . I remember he once
... of these feelings , brings it under discipline ; and though this exercise may
render it more exquisitely sensible , yet , by habituating the mind to the shock of
passion , it enables it to express its emotions with less savage pertur . bation .
A man without some degree of restraint is insufferable ; but we are all less
restrained than women . Were a woman sitting in company to put out her legs
before her as most men do , we should be tempted to kick them in . ” No man was
a more ...
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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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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