Results 1-5 of 6
Dr . Johnson was very kind this evening , and said to me , “ You have now lived
five - and - twenty years , and you have employed them well . ” 5 [ Bishop Hall , in
discussing this subject , has the same image : " Yet so conceive of these ...
He seemed to me to be considered as a kind of publick oracle , whom every body
thought they had a right to visit and consult ; and doubtless they were well
rewarded . I never could discover how he found time for his compositions .
In like manner , one loves a plain coat , another loves a laced coat ; but neither
will deny that each is good in its kind . ” While I remained in London this spring , I
was with him at several other times , both by himself and in company . I dined
It will be doubly kind if you comply with my request speedily . . “ Your critical notes
on the specimen of Lord Hailes ' s ' Annals of Scotland ' are excellent . I agreed
with you on every one of them . He himself objected only to the alteration of free ...
Johnson repeated the common remark , that “ as there is no necessity for our
having poetry at all , it being merely a luxury , an instrument of pleasure , it can
have no value , unless when exquisite in its kind . " I declared myself not satisfied
What people are saying - Write a 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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - davidpwithun - LibraryThing
I'm probably one of a very few people who has sat and read the Synopticon from front to back. Though it might seem like a strange practice, nearly like reading the dictionary or an encyclopedia, I can ... Read full review