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And perhaps , Sir , not one sentence of wit in a whole Dedication . ' Johnson . ' Perhaps not , Sir . ' BOSWELL . ' What then is the reason for applying to a particular person to do that which any one may do as well ? ' Johnson .
than two and sixpence ; otherwise than as he may , perhaps , take as long credit as he gives . ' With less profit than this , and more you see he cannot have , the country bookseller cannot live ; for his receipts are small , and his ...
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 ...
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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