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I have , like yourself , a wonderful pleasure in recollecting our travels in those
islands . The pleasure is , I think , greater than it reasonably should be ,
considering that we had not much either of beauty or elegance to charm our
imaginations , or ...
This letter , while it gives admirable advice how to travel to the best advantage ,
and will therefore be of very general use , is another eminent proof of Johnson ' s
warm and affectionate heart " . TO DR . SAMUEL JOHNSON , Edinburgh ...
I have been reading Thicknesse ' s Travels , which I think are entertaining .
Boswell . What , sir , a good book ? " JOHNSON . Yes , sir , to read once ; I do
not say you are to make a study of it , and digest it ; travellers generally mean to
Smith ' s verses are on Edward Pococke , the great oriental linguist : he travelled ,
it is true ; but Dr . Richard Pococke , late bishop of Ossory , who published
Travels through the East , is usually called the great traveller . - KEARNEY . at all
Books of travels having been mentioned , Johnson praised Pennant very highly ,
as he did at Dunvegan in the isle of Skyh . Dr . Percy , knowing himself to be the
heir male of Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides , edit . 3rd , p . 221 . VOL .
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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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