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I am happy to think , that he lived to see the crown at last recover its just influence
. At Leicester we read in the newspaper that Dr . James was dead . I thought that
the death of an old schoolfellow , and one with whom he had lived a good deal ...
Undoubtedly if this were the case , literature would have a still greater dignity and
splendour at Oxford , and there would be grander living sources of instruction . . I
mentioned Mr . Maclaurin ' s uneasiness on account of a degree of ridicule ...
... handsome fortune , as it was reckoned , before means were found to acquire
those immense sums which have been brought from thence of late : " he was a
scholar , and an agreeable man , and lived very prettily in London till his wife
We are assured that the thought was not harboured by some of the proprietors ,
who are still living ; and we hope that it did not occur to the first designer of the
work , who was also the printer of it , and who bore a respectable character .
Davies said of a well - known dramatick author , that " he lived upon potted
stories , and that he made his way as Hannibal did , by vinegar ; having begun by
attacking people , particularly the players . ” He reminded Dr . Johnson of Mr .
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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