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A great city is , to be sure , the school for studying life ; and “ The proper study of mankind is man , ' as Pope observes . ” BOSWELL . “ I fancy , London is the best place for society ; though I have heard that the very first society ...
A man cannot be sure himself that he has divine intimation of acceptance ; much less can he make others sure that he has it . ” BOSWELL . “ Then , Sir , we must be contented to acknowledge that death is a terrible thing . " JOHNSON .
“ Is not the expression in the Burial - service , - ' in the sure and certain hope of a blessed resurrection , ' — too strong to be used indiscriminately , and , indeed , sometimes when those over whose bodies it is said , have been ...
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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