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I maintained that the position might be true in those kinds of know- ledge which produce wisdom , power , and force , so as to enable one man to have the government of others ; but that a man is not in any degree lessened by others ...
Sir Joshua Reynolds was in company with them one day , when Goldsmith said , that he thought he could write a good fable , mentioned the simplicity which that kind of composition requires , and observed , that in most fables the animals ...
... could be universally diffused amongst man- kind , should the proprietor take it into his head to restrain its circulation . No book could have the advantage of being edited with notes , however necessary to its elucida- tion ...
Knowledge of all kinds is good . Conjecture , as to things useful , is good ; but conjecture as to what it would be useless to know , such as whether men went upon all four , is very idle . ' " " On Monday , May 9 , as I was to set out ...
I would send some porter into the Hebrides , if I knew which way it could be got to my kind friends there . Inquire , and let me know . " Make my compliments to all the Doctors of Edinburgh , and to all my friends , from one end 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