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Apart from the exaggerated enthusiasm with which he espoused the cause of the Corsican patriots , the tour of the island was important in that it gave him the material for his first substantial piece of literary work , namely his ...
The King then talked of literary journals , mentioned particularly the Journal des Savans , and asked Johnson if it was well done . Johnson said , it was formerly very well done , and gave some account of the persons who began it ...
When almost every man of eminence in the literary world was happy to partake in this festival of genius , the absence of Johnson could not but be wondered at and regretted . The only trace of him there , was in the whimsical ...
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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