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The notice which you have been pleased to take of my labours , had it been early , had been kind ; but it has been delayed till I am indifferent , and cannot enjoy it ; till I am solitary , and cannot impart it ; 2 till I am known ...
It ends , “ Say , then , physicians of each kind Who cure the body or the mind , What harm in drinking can there be , Since punch and life so well agree ? ” To the Idler , when collected in volumes , he added , beside the Essay on ...
Johnson repeated the common remark , that “ as there is no necessity for our having poetry at all , it being merely a luxury , an instrument of pleasure , it can have no value , unless when exquisite in its kind .
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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