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... and published a set in his old age , which he called Senilia ; in which he shows so little learning or taste in writing , as to make Carteret a dactyl . - In matters of genealogy it is necessary to give the bare names as they are ...
We may apply to well - meaning but misjudging persons in particulars of this nature , what Giannone said to a monk who wanted what he called to convert him : Tu sei santo , ma tu non sei filosofo .'- It is an unhappy circumstance ...
... upon occasion of Mrs. Lennox's bringing out a playf , said to Dr. Johnson at the club , that a person had advised him to go and hiss it , because she had attacked Shakespeare in her book called Shakespeare Illustrated . JOHNSON .
I am sorry to see in the Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh , vol . ii . an Essay on the Character of Hamlet , written , I should suppose , by a very young man , though called ' reverend ; ' who speaks with presumptuous ...
... Pray , ' said he , let us have it read aloud from beginning to end ; ' which being done , he with a ludicrous earnestness , and not directing his look to any particular person , called out , • Are we alive after all this satire ?
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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