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... and passions to which even the christian Johnson was subject ; and the pious seemed to shudder when the sanctity of the devotional closet was invaded , and the humble aspirations of a contrite spirit were published to the world .
To hear a man of the weight and dignity of Johnson repeating such humble attempts at poetry , had a very amusing effect . He , however , seriously observed of the last stanza repeated by him , that it nearly comprised all the advantages ...
His condescending and obliging compliance with my solicitation , I with humble gratitude acknowledge ; and while by publishing his letter to me , accompanying the valuable communication , I do eminent honour to my great friend , I shall ...
Allow me , with this offering , to infer from it a proof of the very great esteem with which I have the honour to profess myself , sir , “ Your most obedient " And most humble servant , 6. WARREN HASTINGS . “ P. S. At some future time ...
... may justly alleviate the regard of parting ; and the hope of seeing both him and you again , which I am not willing to mingle with doubt , must at present comfort as it can , sir , “ Your most humble servant , “ Sam . JOHNSON .
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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