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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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This classic series represents the Western canon not without academic controversy. The latest volumes of the Great Books include some women writers, but they are still definitely underrepresented ... Read full review