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... and continue it with subtilty , must , after long expense of thought , conclude by chance . To prefer one future mode of life to another , upon just reasons , requires faculties which it has not pleased our Creator to give us .
To those who have nothing in their thoughts but trade or policy , present power , or present money , I should not think it necessary to defend my opinions ; but with men of letters I would not unwillingly compound , by wishing the ...
Johnson said , he thought he had already done his part as a writer . “ I should have thought so too , " said the king , " if you had not written so well . ” — Johnson observed to me , upon this , that “ No man could have paid a ...
His majesty then asked him what he thought of lord Lyttelton's history , which was then just published . Johnson said , he thought his style pretty good , but that he had blamed Henry the second rather too much .
... seem necessary , or at least improve the sense , might give offence ; and therefore prevailed on Johnson to omit them . The epithet little , which perhaps the author thought might diminish his dignity , was also changed to anxious .
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LibraryThing ReviewGebruikersrecensie - keithhamblen - LibraryThing
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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