Results 1-5 of 100
The apology was written so much in Dr. Johnson's manner , that both Mrs. Williams and I supposed it to be his ; but when he came home , he soon undeceived us . When he said to Mrs. Williams , “ Well , Dr. Goldsmith's manifesto has got ...
... than his mode of writing , it is the mere bouncing of a schoolboy : Great He ! but greater She ! and such stuff . ... at his affected grandiloquence , there is in his writing a pointed vivacity , and much of a gentlemanly spirit .
Whereas , in Scotland , the arguments on each side are deliberately put in writing , to be considered by the court . I think a collection of your cases upon subjects of importance , with the opinions of the judges upon them , would be ...
I spoke of Allan Ramsay's “ Gentle Shepherd , ” in the Scottish dialect , as the best pastoral that had ever been written ; not only abounding with beautiful rural imagery , and just and pleasing sentiments , but being a real picture of ...
Hearing now for the first time of this preface or dedication , I said , “ What an expense , Sir , do you put us to in buying books , to which you have written prefaces or dedications . ” JOHNSON : JOHNSON : “ Why , I have dedicated to ...
What people are saying - Write a review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - keithhamblen - LibraryThing
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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - donbuch1 - LibraryThing
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