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I have mentioned upon Johnson's own authority , that for his LONDON he had only ten guineas ; and now , after his fame was established , he got for his “ Vanity of Human Wishes but five guineas more , as is proved by an authentick ...
This Tale , with all the charms of oriental imagery , and all the force and beauty of which the English language is capable , leads us through the most important scenes of human life , and shews us that this stage of our being is full ...
... except the last couplet but one , which I distinguish by the Italick character : “ How small of all that human hearts endure , That part which kings or laws can cause or cure , Still to ourselves in every place consign'd , Our own ...
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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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - pjskimin - LibraryThing
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