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Johnson observed , that so many objections might be made to every thing , that nothing could overcome them but the necessity of doing something . No man would be of any profession , as simply opposed to not being of it : but every one ...
Sir , Dr. Goldsmith would no more have asked me to write such a thing as that for him , than he would have asked me to feed him with a spoon , or to do anything else that denoted his imbecility . I as much believe that he wrote it ...
I have done a good thing , ( said the gentleman , ) but I do not know that I have done a wise thing . " JOHNSON . " Yes , Sir ; no money is better spent than what is laid out for domestick satisfaction . A man is pleased that his wife ...
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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