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Had the ancients been serious in their belief , we should not have bad their gods
exhibited in the manner we find them represented in the poets . The people
would not have suffered it . They disputed with good humour upon their fanciful ...
We talked of education at great schools ; the advantages and disadvantages of
which Johnson displayed in a luminous manner ; but his arguments
preponderated so much in favour of the benefit which a boy of good parts might
receive at one ...
In the same manner , a man who is to get nothing by teaching , will not exert
bimself . Gresham college was intended as a place of instruction for London ;
able professors were to read lectures gratis : they contrived to have no scholars ...
My friend Mr . Const , whom I delight in having an opportunity to praise , not only
for his abilities but his manners ; a gentleman whose ancient German blood has
been mellowed in England , and who may be truly said to unite the baron and the
He gave us one of the many sketches of character which were treasured in his
mind , and which he was wont to produce quite unexpectedly in a very
entertaining manner . “ I lately , ” said he , “ received a letter from the East Indies ,
from a ...
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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