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Goldsmith attempting this evening to maintain , I suppose from an affectation of paradox , " that knowledge was not desirable on its own account , for it often was a source of unhappiness . " JOHNSON . “ Why , Sir , that knowledge may ...
On Saturday , July 30 , Dr. Johnson and I took a sculler at the Temple - stairs , and set out for Greenwich . I asked him if he really thought a knowledge of the Greek and Latin languages an essential requisite to a good education .
It seems , some of the members of the society in Scotland for propagating Christian knowledge had opposed the scheme of translating the holy scriptures into the Erse or Gaelick language , from political considerations of the ...
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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