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The fragments of our first conversation , which I have preserved , are these : I told him that Voltaire , in a conversation with me , had distinguished Pope and Dryden thus : - “ Pope drives a handsome chariot , with a couple of neat ...
Much , no doubt , both of the sentiments and expression were derived from conversation with him ; and it was certainly submitted to his friendly revision : but in the year 1783 , he at my request marked with a pencil the lines which he ...
Now , sir , the good I can do by my conversation bears the same proportion to the good I can do by my writings , that the practice of a physician retired to a small town , does to his practice in a great city . ” Boswell .
Such specimens of the easy and playful conversation of the great Dr. Samuel Johnson are , I think , to be prized ; as exhibiting the little varieties of a mind so enlarged and so powerful when objects of consequence required its ...
This was his being honoured by a private conversation with his. earl of Bristol , and one of the brothers of Johnson's early friend , Henry Hervey . He married , in 1744 , Anne , daughter of Francis Coughlan , esq . and died Jan.
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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