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my being able to preserve his ' conversation in an authentick and lively manner , which opinion the publick has confirmed , was the best encouragement for ...
But although he at different times , in a desultory manner , committed to writing many particulars of the progress of his mind and fortunes , he never had ...
... religious demeanour , and his knowledge of books and literary history ; but from the rigid formality of his manners , it is evident that they never ...
... when they exhibit a chronological series of actions or preferments ; and have so little regard to the manners or behaviour of their heroes , that more ...
... and perceptive quickness made him see and distinguish all manner of objects , whether of nature or of art , with a nicety that is rarely to be found .
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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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - pjskimin - LibraryThing
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