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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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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