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Put all such useless jealousies out of your head , and disdain to regulate your
own practice by the practice of another , or by any other principle than the desire
of doing right . “ Your economy , I suppose , begins now to be settled ; your ...
Johnson ( 3d October , 1782 ) returned this polite answer : “ Mr. Johnson is very
much obliged by the kind offer of the carriage , but he has no desire of using Mr.
Metcalfe's carriage , except when he can have the pleasure of Mr. Metcalfe's ...
He does not talk from a desire of distinction , but because his mind is full 1. " He
thus curiously characterised one of our old acquaintance : *** 2 is a good man ,
sir ; but he is a vain man and a liar . He , however , only tells lies of vanity ; of ...
Gravina , an Italian critick , observes , that every man desires to see that of which
he has read ; but no man desires to read an account of what he has seen : so
much does description fall short of reality . Description only excites curiosity ...
... that you will propose the re - consideration of Mr. Lowe's case ; and if there be
any among the council with whom my name can have any weight , be pleased to
communicate to them the desire of , sir , your most humble servant , - SAM .
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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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