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But in spite of the malice of its enemies and the fears of its friends , Boswell's biography soon took its rank among the most instructive books in our language ; and highly as it is already valued , it will perhaps be perused by ...
I was surprised to find in him such a nice acquaintance with the metre in the learned languages : though I was somewhat mortified that I had it not so much to myself as I should have thought . ” ” Talking of the minuteness with which ...
His Latin ( says the author of Nouveau Dictionnaire Historique , 1789 , ) would have been more pure if he had not known so many languages . - Malone . 9 It should be remembered , that this was said ÆTAT . 71. ] DR . JOHNSON .
Yet he afterwards said , “ When I heard you read it , I thought higher of its power of language ; when I read it myself , I was more sensible of its pathetick effect : ' and then he paid it a compliment which many will think very ...
Mr. Burke justly observed , that this was not the most vigorous trial , Low Dutch being a language so near to our own : had it been one of the languages entirely different , he might have been very soon satisfied .
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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