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I cannot forbear to mention , that neither reason nor revelation denies you to hope , that you may increase her happiness by obeying her precepts ; and that she may , in her present state , look with pleasure upon every act of virtue to ...
Yet it is also used to express any thing on which we have a present dependence , and is well applied to a man of distinguished influence , -our support , our refuge , our præsidium , as Horace calls Mæcenas . So , Æneid xii . l .
Mr. Gibbon , who must at that time have been employed upon his history , of which he published the first volume in the following year , was present ; but did not step forth in defence of that species of writing .
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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