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Mr. Warton , amidst his variety of genius and learning , was an excellent biographer . His contributions to my collection are highly estimable ; and as he had a true relish of my Tour to the Hebrides , I trust I should now have been ...
... as I had the good fortune to be in his company ; and , without doubt , if his discourse at other periods had been collected with the same attention , the whole tenour of what he uttered would have been found equally excellent .
Instead of melting down my materials into one mass , and constantly speaking in my own person , by which I might have appeared to have more merit in the execution of the work , I have resolved to adopt and enlarge upon the excellent ...
The late Dr. Taylor “ , prebendary of Westminster , who was educated under him , told me that he was an excellent master , and that his ushers were most of them men of eminence ; that Holdbrook , one of the most ingenious men ...
In a letter addressed to the above excellent lady , some few days before her death , in 1756 , he again says , “ I have returned your Law : which , however , I earnestly entreat you to give me . ” It must be confessed , however , that ...
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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