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The story is told that when Peter the Great was on his travels and far from his country , some members of the Russian Council of State in St. Petersburgh ...
It was with much pleasure that I discovered that the story told of Johnson's listening to Dr. Sacheverel's sermon is not in any way improbable ' , and that ...
Boswell told him at the same time that the debts which he had contracted in his father's lifetime would not be cleared off for some years .
... but it is useful to see the weaknesses incident to great minds ; and you have given us Dr. Johnson's authority that in history all ought to be told .
... sale of Absalom and Achitophel was so large , that my father , an old bookseller , told me , he had not known it equalled but by Sacheverel's Trial .
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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