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I wish , indeed , some few gross expressions had been softened , and a few of our hero's foibles had been a little more shaded ; but it is useful to see the weaknesses incident to great minds ; and you have given us Dr. Johnson's ...
That I was anxious for the success of a work which had employed much of my time and labour , I do not wish to conceal : but whatever doubts I at any time entertained , have been entirely removed by the very favourable reception with ...
I do not here include his poetical works ; for , excepting his Latin translation of Pope's Messiah , his London , and his Vanity of Human Wishes , imitated from Juvenal ; bis Prologue on the opening of Drury - lane Theatre , by Mr.
Address to the Reader in May , 1749. Letter on Fire - works , in January . 1751. Preface to the Gentleman's Magazine . Criticism on Moore's Gil Blas . 1754. Preface . A. C. с AFTER MY DEATH I WISH NO OTHER HERALD , NO OF DR .
AFTER MY DEATH I WISH NO OTHER HERALD , NO OTHER SPEAKER OF MY LIVING ACTIONS , TO KEEP MINE HONOUR FROM CORRUPTION , BUT SUCH AN HONEST CHRONICLER AS GRIFFITH * . SHAKSPEARE , Henry the Eighth . * See Dr. Johnson's letter to Mrs.
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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