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He talked to me with serious concern of a certain female friend's “ laxity of narration , and inattention to truth . " - " I am as much vexed ( said he ) at the ease with which she hears it mentioned to her , as at the thing itself .
Nobody has a right to put another under such a difficulty , that he must either hurt the person by telling the truth , or hurt himself by telling what is not true . ” BOSWELL . " A man often shews his writings to people of eminence ...
It is amazing , Sir , what deviations there are from precise truth , in the account which is given of almost every thing . I told Mrs. Thrale , “ You have so little anxiety about truth , that you never tax your memory with the exact ...
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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