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Speaking of a dull tiresome fellow , whom he chanced to meet , he said , ' That fellow seems to me to possess but one ... that he did not care to speak ill of any man behind his back , but he believed the gentleman was an attorney .
We talked of publick speaking . JOHNSON . We must not estimate a man's powers by his being able or not able to deliver his sentiments in publick . Isaac Hawkins Browne , one of the first wits of this country , got into Parliament ...
dinners of the Royal Academy , presented him to a Frenchman of great distinction , he would not deign to speak French , but talked Latin , though his Excellency did not understand it , owing , perhaps , to Johnson's English ...
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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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