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... he imputed , as its grand cause , to the shock which our monarchy received at
the revolution , though necessary ; and , secondly , to the timid concessions
made to faction by successive administrations in the reign of his present majesty .
But you find an officer , who has , properly speaking , no money , is everywhere
very well received , and treated with attention . The character of a soldier always
stands him in stead . ” BosWELL . “ Yet , sir , I think that common soldiers are ...
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 ...
Gresham college was intended as a place of instruction for London ; able
professors were to read lectures gratis : they contrived to have no scholars ;
whereas , if they had been allowed to receive but sixpence a lecture from each
scholar , they ...
On the contrary , I would have them listen respectfully to the advice they receive
from the bench , by which they may often be well directed in forming their own
opinion ; which , ' and not another ' s , ' is the opinion they are to return upon their
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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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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