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He talked with an approbation of an intended edition of “ The Spectator , " with notes ; two volumes of which had been prepared by a gentleman eminent in the literary world , and the materials which he had collected for the remainder ...
He was then very merry , and talked occasionally of many things with his attendants . Among other things , he said , that if he were necessitated to take any particular profession of life he could not be a lawyer , adding his reasons ...
Talking of the family of Stuart , he said : “ It should seem that the family at present on the throne has now established as good a right as the former family , by the long consent of the people ; and that to disturb this right might be ...
We talked of the King's coming to see Goldsmith's new play .— “ I wish he would , ” said Goldsmith : adding , however , with an affected indifference , “ Not that it would do me the least good . ” JOHNSON : “ Well then , Sir , let us ...
Mr. Elphinston talked of a new book that was much admired , and asked Dr. Johnson if he had read it . JohnSON : “ I have looked into it . ” “ What , ” said Elphinston , “ have you not read it through ? ” Johnson , offended at being thus ...
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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