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Swift was so much under the dominion of this painful feeling , that he would leave
letters unopened , to spare himself for a while from the shock of the ill tidings they
might bear of his absent friends . It may be resolved , perhaps , into those ...
In my Letter to the people of Scotland , against diminishing the number of the
Lords of Session , published in 1785 , there is the following passage , which , as
a concise , and I hope a fair and rational state of the matter , I presume to quote ...
I lately , ” said he , “ received a letter from the East Indies , from a gentleman
whom I formerly knew very well : he had returned from that country with a
handsome fortune , as it was reckoned , before means were found to acquire
those immense ...
Lord Chesterfield ' s Letters to his Son , I think , might be made a very pretty book
. Take out the immorality , and it should be put into the hands of every young
gentleman . An elegant manner and easiness of behaviour are acquired
Lord Elliot informs me , that one day when Johnson and he were at dinner in a
gentleman ' s house in London , upon lord Chesterfield ' s Letters being
mentioned , Johnson surprised the company by this sentence : “ Every man of
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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