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Whether these diurnal trifles were properly exposed to eyes which had never
received any pleasure from the dean , may be reasonably doubted : they have ,
however , some odd attractions : the reader finding frequent mention of names
He is not only dull himself , but the cause of dulness in others . ” Trying him by the
test of his colloquial powers , Johnson had found him very defective . He once
said to Sir Joshua Rey[ No doubt Lord Mansfield . See ante , v . ii . p . 151 .-- ED .
... as he thought the translator understood his authour better than is commonly
the case with translators ; but said , he was disappointed in the purpose for which
he borrowed the book ; to see whether a Spaniard 1 [ This may be doubted .
... as secretary to Lord Northington , when lord lieutenant , expressed to the sage
some modest and virtuous doubts , whether he could bring himself to practise
those arts which it is supposed a person in that situation has occasion to employ .
In consequence of this conversation , Mr. Compton , a few years afterwards ,
having some doubts concerning the religion in which he had been bred , was
induced , by reading the 110th Number of “ The Rambler , ” ( on REPENTANCE ,
) to ...
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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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