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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 ...
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 ...
... that , in my opinion , his volume , however inadequate and improper as a life of Dr. Johnson , and however discredited by unpardonable inaccuracies in ...
... and confident in my opinion , that minute particulars are frequently characteristick , and always amusing , when they relate to a distinguished man .
... a complaint of his young friend and patient , which , in the superficial opinion of the generality of mankind , is attended with contempt and disgrace .
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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