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That the conversation of a celebrated man , if his talents have been exerted in conversation , will best display his character , is , I trust , too well established in the judgement of mankind , to be at all shaken by a sneering ...
The fragments of our first conversation , which I have preserved , are these : I told him that Voltaire , in a conversation with me , had distinguished Pope and Dryden thus : - " Pope drives a handsome chariot , with a couple of neat ...
“ They are in the right , Sir : there can be no real conversation , no fair exertion of mind amongst them , if the young men are by ; for a man who has a character does not choose to stake it in their presence . " Boswell .
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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