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Talking to me once himself of his being much distinguished at school , he told me , they never thought to raise me by comparing me to any one ; they never said , Johnson is as good a scholar as such a one ; but such a one is as good a ...
Let us remember the character of his style , as given by Johnson himself : “ What he attempted he performed : he is never feeble , and he did not wish to be energetick ; he is never rapid , and he never stagnates .
Macpherson never in his life offered me a sight of any original or of any evidence of any kind ; but thought only of intimidating me by noise and threats , till my last answer , —that I would not be deterred from detecting what I ...
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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