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I told him , that while I was with the captain I catched the enthusiasm of curiosity
and adventure , and felt a strong inclination to go with him on his next voyage .
Johnson . “ Why , sir , a man does feel so , till he considers how very little he can
Lord Macartney , who , with his other distinguished qualities , is remarkable also
for an elegant pleasantry , told me that he met Johnson at lady Craven ' s , VOL .
III . n Patrick lord Elibank , who died in 1778 . ÆTAT . 67 . ] DR . JOHNSON . 17.
On my expressing my wonder at his discovering so much of the knowledge
peculiar to different professions , he told me , “ I learnt what I know of law chiefly
from Mr . Ballow ! , a very able man . I learnt some too from Chambers ; but was
not so ...
Dr . Johnson told us , that one of them was still in his possession . This very piece
was , after his death , published by some person who had been about him , and ,
for the sake of a little hasty profit , was fallaciously advertised so as to make it ...
I like to recollect all the passages that I heard Johnson repeat : it stamps a value
on them . He told us , that the book entitled The Lives of the Poets , by Mr . Cibber
, was entirely compiled by Mr . Shiels P , a Scotchman , one of his amanuenses .
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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