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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 persevering diligence enough to form them into a regular composition .
Johnson might have esteemed him for his decent , religious demeanour , and his knowledge of books and literary history ; but from the rigid formality of his manners , it is evident that they never could ...
My mother concluded that we were poor , because we lost by some of our trades ; but the truth was , that my father , having in the early part of his life contracted debts , never had trade sufficient to enable him to pay them , and to ...
Nor can I omit a little instance of that jealous independence of spirit , and impetuosity of temper , which never forsook him . The fact was acknowledged to me by himself , upon the authority of his mother . One day , when the servant ...
There is amongst his prayers , one inscribed , “ When my eye was restored to its use ° , ” which ascertains a defect that many of his friends knew he had , though I never perceived itp . I supposed him to be only nearsighted ...
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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