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By this was withered the early friendship between Charles Townshend and
Akenside ; and many similar instances might be adduced . He said , It is
commonly a weak man who marries for love . " We then talked of marrying
women of THE ...
We then talked of marrying women of fortune ; and I mentioned a common remark
, that a man may be , upon the whole , richer by marrying a woman with a very
small portion , because a woman of fortune will be proportionably expensive ...
Talking of melancholy , he said , Some men , and very thinking men too , have
not those vexing thoughts . Sir b The philosopher may reason on the folly of this
apprehension , but he will still feel its influence . Swift was so much under the ...
He said , Take no notice of it , or Don ' t talk of it . " He seemed to think it
beneath him , though done at sixand - twenty . I said to bim , Your style , sir , is
much improved since you translated this . He answered , with a sort of
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 ...
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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