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My desire of being acquainted with celebrated men of every description , had made me , much about the same time , obtain an introduction to Dr. Samuel Johnson and to John Wilkes , Esq . Two men more different could perhaps not be ...
He desires that a lodging may be taken for him at Edinburgh , against his arrival . He is just setting out . ... Our narrative has kindled him with a desire of visiting the Highlands after having already seen a great part of Europe .
Dr. Johnson advised me to - day , to have as many books about me as I could ; that I might read upon any subject upon which I had a desire for instruction at the time . ' What you read then , ( said he , ) you will remember ; but if you ...
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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