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“ Having spent an evening at Mr. Langton's with the reverend Dr. Parr , he was much pleased with the conversation of that learned gentleman ; and , after he was gone , said to Mr. Langton , Sir , I am obliged to you for having asked me ...
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 ...
27 This year the reverend Dr. Franklin having published a translation of Lucian , inscribed to him the Demonax thus : “ To Dr. Samuel Johnson , the Demonax of the present age , this piece is inscribed by a sincere admirer of his ...
In his Divine Legation you are always entertained . He carries you round and round , without carrying you forward to the point : but then you have no wish to be carried forward . " He said to the reverend Mr. Straban , “ Warburton is ...
referred to in Johnson's Lives of the Poets , are in a manuscript collection , made by the reverend Mr. Joseph Spencek , containing a number of particulars concerning eminent men . To each anecdote is marked the name of the person on ...
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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