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I wish , indeed , some few gross expressions had been softened , and a few of our hero's foibles had been a little more shaded ; but it is useful to see the weaknesses incident to great minds ; and you have given us Dr. Johnson's ...
D. prebendary of Westminster , and given to the world by the rev . Samuel Hayes , A. M. intern . evid . + Such was the number and variety of the prose works of this extraordinary man , which I have been able to discover , and am at ...
Had Dr. Johnson written his own life , in conformity with the opinion which he has given “ , that every man's life may be best written by himself ; had he employed in the preservation of his own history , that clearness of narration and ...
... is the quantity it contains of Johnson's conversation ; which is universally acknowledged to have been eminently instructive and entertaining ; and of which the specimens that I have given upon a former occasion , have been received ...
A piece of gold was given to all those who were touched , which may partially exculpate the poorer part of our ancestors from the imputation of implicit credulity . Fabian Phillips , in his treatise on Purveyance , asserts , that the ...
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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