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This , I observed , could not apply to all , for there must be some who have nobody worse than they are . JOHNSON . “ Why , to be sure , sir , there are ; but they don't know it . There is no being so poor and so contemp>> tible ...
Johnson observed to me , upon this , that “ No man could have paid a handsomer compliment ; and it was fit for a king to pay . It was decisive , ” When asked by another friend , at sir Joshua Reynolds's , whether he made any reply to ...
This the king said he was sorry to hear . The conversation next turned on the Philosophical Transactions , when Johnson observed , that they had now a better method of arranging their materials than formerly .
observed to Mr. Langton , “ Sir , his manners are those of as fine a gentleman as we may suppose Lewis the fourteenth or Charles the second . ” At sir Joshua Reynolds's , where a circle of Johnson's friends was collected round him to ...
I observed it was the Suspirius of his Rambler . He said , Goldsmith had owned he had borrowed it from thence . “ Sir , " continued he , " there is all the difference in the world between characters of nature and characters of manners ...
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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