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The long and arduous task that years before he had set himself to do is done , and the last thing that he desires is to talk about it .
Johnson in his talk ranges over a vast number of subjects . In his capacious memory were stored up the fruits of an almost boundless curiosity , and a wide ...
He owned he sometimes talked for victory ; he was too conscientious to make error permanent and pernicious by deliberately writing it ?
I would particularly refer to the light that I have thrown on Johnson's engaging in politics with William Gerard Hamilton ' , and on Burke's ' talk of ...
On one occasion ' he assumed , ' he said , ' an air of ignorance to incite Dr. Johnson to talk , for which it was often necessary to employ some address .
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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