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Some of these , the persons who were favoured with them are unwilling should be mentioned , from a too anxious apprehension , as I think , that they might be suspected of having received larger assistance ; and some , after all the ...
I named Hume . Johnson . “ No , sir ; Hume owned to a clergyman in the bishoprick of Durham , that he had never read the New Testament with attention . ” - I mentioned Hume's notion , that all who are happy are equally happy ...
I mentioned that a gay friend had advised me against being a lawyer , because I should be excelled by plodding blockheads . JOHNSON . Why , sir , in the formulary and statutory part of law , a plodding blockhead may excel ; but in the ...
I having mentioned that I had passed some time with Rousseau in his wild retreat , and having quoted some remark made by Mr. Wilkes , with whom I had spent many pleasant hours in Italy , Johnson said , sarcastically , “ It seems ...
I mentioned the advice given us by philosophers , to console ourselves , when distressed or embarrassed , by thinking of those who are in a worse situation than ourselves . This , I observed , could not apply to all , for there must be ...
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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