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I remember he once observed to me , “ It is wonderful , Sir , what is to be found in London . The most literary conversation I ever enjoyed , was at the table of Jack Ellis , a money - scrivener behind the Royal Exchange , with whom I ...
1 Once , when Mr. Seward was going to Bath , and asked his commands , he said , “ Tell Dr. Harrington that I wish he would publish another volume of the ' Nugæ antique ; ' it is a very pretty book . ” 2 Mr. Seward seconded this wish ...
Maurice Morgann , Esq . authour of the very ingenious " Essay on the character of Falstaff , ” i being a particular friend of his Lordship , had once an opportunity of entertaining Johnson for a day or two at Wycombe , when its Lord was ...
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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