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... but in the ingenious and rational part of it a plodding blockhead can never excel . ” . I talked of the mode adopted by some to rise in the world by courting great men , and asked him whether he had ever submitted to it , Johnson .
I asked Mrs. Williams whether it was not his . Sir , " said she , with some warmth , I wrote that poem before I had the honour of Dr. Johnson's acquaintance . ” I however was so much impressed with my first notion , that I mentioned it ...
His majesty began by observing , that he understood he came sometimes to the library ; and then mentioning his having heard that the Doctor had been lately at Oxford , asked him if he was not fond of going thither .
It was decisive , ” When asked by another friend , at sir Joshua Reynolds's , whether he made any reply to this high compliment , he answered , “ No , sir ; when the king had said it , it was to be so .
His majesty then asked him what he thought of lord Lyttelton's history , which was then just published . Johnson said , he thought his style pretty good , but that he had blamed Henry the second rather too much .
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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
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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