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His desire of imaginary consequence predominated over his attention to truth . When he began to rise into notice , he said he had a brother who was Dean of 1 In allusion to this , Mr. Horace Walpole , who admired his writings , said he ...
It is very true that the greatest part of it is upon the topicks of the day , on which account , as it brought him great fame and profit at the time , it must proportionably slide out of the publick attention as other occasional objects ...
Mr. Maclean returned with the most agreeable accounts of the polite attention with which he was received by Dr. Johnson . In the course of this year Dr. Burney informs me that , “ he very frequently met Dr. Johnson at Mr. Thrale's ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - keithhamblen - LibraryThing
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