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They may consider it as hard that their merit should not have its suitable
distinction . Though there is no intentional injustice towards them on the part of
the world , their merit not having been perceived , they may yet repine against
fortune , or ...
... may be reasonably doubted : they have , however , some odd attractions : the
reader finding frequent mention of names which he has been used to consider as
im . portant , goes on in hope of information ; and , as there is nothing to fatigue ...
Sir Joshua once observed to him , that he had talked above the capacity of some
people with whom they had been in company together . “ No matter , sir , ” said
Johnson ; “ they consider it as a compliment to be talked to as if they were wiser ...
I consider them as great , or wise , only in comparison with the nations that
surround them ; and have no intention to place them in competition either with the
ancients or with the moderns of this part of the world ; yet they must be allowed to
Sir , -- Mr . Lowe considers himself as cut off from all credit and all hope by the
rejection of his picture from the Exhibition . Upon this work he has exhausted all
his powers , and suspended all his expectations : and , certainly , to be refused
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - rylltraka - LibraryThing
The texts themselves are priceless, but the translations in this volume are seriously dated and often obscure the meaning of the Greek - especially worthy of disdain are the Aristophanes translations ... Read full review
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Great collection of works. Read full review