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Talking of education , “ People have now - a - days , " said he , “ got a strange opinion that every thing should be taught by lectures . Now I cannot see that lectures can do so much good as reading the books from which the lectures ...
... 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 talked to him a great deal of what I had seen in Corsica , and of my intention to publish an account of it . He encouraged me by saying “ You cannot go to the bottom of the subject ; but all that you tell us will be new to us .
He talked of making verses , and observed , “ The great difficulty is , to know when you have made good ones , When composing , I have generally had them in my mind , perhaps fifty at a time , walking up and down in my room ; and then I ...
If you have discharged the arrows of criticism against an innocent man , you must rejoice to find they have missed him , or have not been pointed so as to wound him . “ To talk no longer in allegory , I am , with all ...
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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
LibraryThing ReviewGebruikersrecensie - donbuch1 - LibraryThing
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