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In looking at them I have known what it is to feel Bishop Percy's ' uneasiness at the thoughts of leaving his books in death .
... by Lord Macaulay and Mr. Carlyle , I described Oxford as it was known to Johnson , and I threw light on more than one important passage in the Life .
When the variety and the number of my notes are considered , when it is known that a great many of the authors I do not myself possess , but that they could ...
Men whose names were known to every one , now often have not even a line in a Dictionary of Biography . Over manners too a change has come , and as Johnson ...
... travels and far from his country , some members of the Russian Council of State in St. Petersburgh ventured to withstand what was known to be his wish .
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The physical copy I possess is a beautiful restored edition given to me by my grandfather. The copy I actually experienced, to my shame, is the Naxos Audiobook. The merest fragments, but enjoyable. Read full review