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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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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