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... who had read many of Rousseau's animated writings with great pleasure , and even edification ; had been much pleased with his society , and was just come from the continent , where he was very generally admired .
On the contrary , by having it in my power to compare him with many of the most celebrated persons of other countries , my admiration of his extraordinary mind was increased and confirmed . The roughness , indeed , which sometimes ...
... f a beautiful little fairy tale in prose , written with exquisite simplicity , is one of Johnson's productions ; and I cannot withhold from Mrs. Thrale the praise of being the author of that admirable poem , The Three Warnings .
It is but justice both to him and Dr. Robertson to add , that though he indulged himself in this sally of wit , he had too good taste not to be fully sensible of the merits of that admirable work . An essay , written by Mr. Deane ...
A gentleman talked to him of a lady whom he greatly admired and wished to marry , but was afraid of her ... Yet the gentleman may be justified in his apprehension by one of Dr. Johnson's admirable sentences in his Life of Waller : “ He ...
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LibraryThing ReviewGebruikersrecensie - keithhamblen - LibraryThing
12/22/20 I own the complete set (vol 1-54) and keep them at home on the top west shelf of my office; this includes The Great Conversation (which is volume 1) and The Great Ideas (volumes 2-3, the ... Volledige review lezen
LibraryThing ReviewGebruikersrecensie - donbuch1 - LibraryThing
This classic series represents the Western canon not without academic controversy. The latest volumes of the Great Books include some women writers, but they are still definitely underrepresented ... Volledige review lezen