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We cannot , indeed , too much or too often admire his wonderful powers of mind , when we consider that the principal store of wit and wisdom which this work ...
... whether we consider his extraordinary endowments , or his various works , has been equalled by few in any age , is an arduous , and may be reckoned in ...
What I consider as the peculiar value of the following work , is the quantity it contains of Johnson's conversation ; which is universally acknowledged to ...
Of one thing I am certain , that considering how highly the small portion which we have of the tabletalk , and other anecdotes , of our celebrated writers ...
... and the more scrupulous or witty inquirer considers only as topicks of ridicule : yet there is a traditional story of the infant Hercules of toryism ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - keithhamblen - LibraryThing
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