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... of his conversation ; for he himself has published it in his life of Hammond , where he says , “ the manuscript of Shiels is now in my possession .
thought , very unreasonably ; for he said , “ I forced myself to read it , only because it was a common topick of conversation . I found it mighty dull ...
I have preserved little of the conversation of this evening . Dr. Johnson said , “ Thomson had a true poetical genius , the power of viewing every thing in ...
We discussed the question , whether drinking improved conversation and benevolence . Sir Joshua maintained it did . Johnson . “ No , sir : before dinner men ...
... pleasure : cock - fighting or bear - baiting will raise the spirits of a company , as drinking does ; though surely they will not improve conversation .
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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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