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The stretch of mind and prompt assiduity by which so many conversations were preserved , I myself , at some distance of time , contemplate with wonder ...
... but it is useful to see the weaknesses incident to great minds ; and you have given us Dr. Johnson's authority that in history all ought to be told .
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 ...
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 ...
... and again slow , as an indication of a mind revolving with violent commotion . Thus the story of Melancthon affords a striking lecture on the value of ...
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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