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... there must be imagination , to place things in such views as they are not
commonly seen in ; and , in the fourth place , there must be presence of mind ,
and a resolution that is not to be overcome by failures : this last is an essential
101 , Mr. Burke was alluded to ; but we have seen how often Johnson could , in
such matters , advance contradictory opinions . — ED . ] · [ This alludes to old Mr.
Sheridan ; and recollecting that Boswell professes to have endeavoured to ...
Surely the most obstinate and sulky nationality , the most determined aversion to
this great and good man , must be cured , when he is seen thus playing with one
of his prejudices , of which he candidly ad1 Were I to insert all the stories which ...
Had he in his early life been in Scotland , and seen the worthy , sensible ,
independent gentlemen , who live rationally and hospitably at home , he never
could have entertained such unfavourable and unjust notions of his fellow -
I once reminded him that when Dr. Adam Smith was expatiating on the beauty of
Glasgow , he had cut him short by saying , “ Pray , sir , have you ever seen
Brentford ? ” and I took the liberty to add , “ My dear sir , surely that was shocking .
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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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