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Talking of the reviews , Johnson said , “ I think them very impartial : I do not know
an instance of partiality . ” He mentioned what had passed upon the subject of the
Monthly and Critical Reviews , in the conversation with which his majesty had ...
He on the same account made a similar remark on Patrick lord Elibank : “ Sir ,
there is nothing conclusive in his talk . ” When I ... It was for this reason sir Robert
Walpole said , he always talked bawdy at his table , because in that all could join
I myself , however , grew warm ; and the change was great , from the calm state of
philosophical discussion in which we had a little before been pleasingly
employed , I talked of the corruption of the British parliament , in which I alleged
that any ...
Talking of a recent seditious delinquent , he said , “ They should set him in the
pillory , that he may be punished in a way that would ... I said something in their
favour ; and added , that I was always sorry when he talked on that subject . This ,
No sooner did he , of whom we had been thus talking so easily , arrive , than we
were all as quiet as a school upon ... only not been as much talked of , but that is
owing to its being now more distant , and people having other writings to talk of .
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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