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“ One evening in company , an ingenious and learned gentleman read to him a letter of compliment , which he had received from one of the professors of a foreign university . Johnson , in an irritable fit , thinking there was too much ...
There might , indeed , be something in the contemptuous severity as to the merit of acting , which his old preceptor nourished in himself , that would mortify Garrick after the great applause which he received from the audiFor though ...
... they were written was delighted : for it is to be apprehended , that at the time when very wild improbable tales were well received , the people were in a barbarous state , and so on the footing of children , as has been explained .
Then , formerly rents were received in kind , so that there was a great abundance of provisions in possession of the owners of the lands , which , since the plenty of money afforded by commerce , is no longer the case .
But , as to favours , he had never received or asked any from the bishop of Gloucester ; and , if my memory fails me not , he had seen him only once , when they met almost without design , conversed without much effort , and parted ...
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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