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Melancholy , indeed , should be diverted by every means but drinking . ” We
stopped at Messieurs Dillys , booksellers in the Poultry ; from whence he hurried
away , in a hackney coach , to Mr . Thrale ' s in the borough . I called at his house
... 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
The passions are the great movers of human actions ; but they are mixed with
such impurities , tbat it is necessary they should be purged or refined by means of
terrour and pity . For instance , ambition is a noble passion ; but by seeing upon ...
Wit is wit , by whatever means it is produced ; and , if good , will appear so at all
times . I admit that the spirits are raised by drinking , as by the common
participation of any pleasure : cock - fighting or bear - baiting will raise the spirits
of a ...
The world has differed from him ; for the poem has passed through many editions
, and is still much read hy people of a serious cast of mind . A literary lady of large
fortune was mentioned , as one who did good to many , but by no means “ by ...
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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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