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Notwithstanding his long silence , I never omitted to write to him , when I had any thing worthy of communicating . VOL . II . B I generally kept copies of my letters to him , SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL. D. ...
“ 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 ...
... 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 . “ Why , sir , I never was near enough to ...
Your resolution to obey your father I sincerely approve ; but do not accustom yourself to enchain your volatility by vows ; they will sometimes leave a thorn in your mind , which you will perhaps never be able to extract or eject .
During the whole of this interview , Johnson talked to his majesty with profound respect , but still in his firm manly manner , with a sonorous voice , and never in that subdued tone which is commonly used at the levee and in the ...
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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