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His book is , indeed , an excellent performance , though in some instances he
appears to have trusted too much to Buffon ... For instance , he tells us that the
cow sheds her horns every two years ; a most palpable errour , which Goldsmith
Such an instance would do more to encourage goodness , than his execution
would do to deter from vice I am not afraid of any bad consequence to society ; for
who will persevere for a long course of years in a distinguished discharge of ...
For instance , ” said he , “ Mr . Jackson ( the all - knowing ) told me , there was
more good sense upon trade in it , than he should hear in the house of commons
in a year , except from Burke . Jones commended the part which treats of
Here was an instance of his varying from himself in talk ; for when lord Hailes and
he sat one morning calmly conversing in my house at Edinburgh , I well
remember that Dr . Johnson maintained , that “ if a man is to write a panegyrick ,
he may ...
I remember , sir , you said that Taylor was an instance how far impudence could
carry ignorance . ” — Mr . Beauclerk was very entertaining this day , and told us a
number of short stories in a lively elegant manner , and with that air of the world ...
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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 ... Read full review
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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 ... Read full review