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Were I to detail the books which I have consulted , and the enquiries which I have found it necessary to make by various channels , I should probably be thought ridiculously ostentatious . Let me only observe , as a specimen of my ...
... had he employed in the preservation of his own history , that clearness of narration and elegance of language in which he has embalmed so many eminent persons , the world would probably have had the most perfect example of biography ...
King's Norton , Dr. Johnson supposed to be in Warwickshire , ( see his inscription for his mother's tomb , ) but it is in Worcestershire , probably on the confines of the county of Warwick . - Malone . Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides ...
Johnson neglected to perform his , which is much to be regretted ; for his vivacity of imagination , and force of language , would probably. & William Jorden , M. A. June 7 , 1708.-B. D. April 8 , 1728 . h Athen . Oxon . edit .
of imagination , and force of language , would probably have produced something sublime upon the gunpowder plot . To apologize for his neglect , he gave in a short copy of verses , entitled Somnium , containing a common thought ; “ that ...
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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