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I would give as an instance of what I mean to recommend to my countrymen , the pronunciation of the late Sir Gilbert Elliot ; and may I presume to add that of the present Earl of Marchmont , who told me , with great good humour ...
Such an instance would do more to encourage goodness , than his execution would do to deter from vice . I am not afraid of any bad consequence to society ; for who will persevere for a long course of years in a distinguished discharge ...
Here was an instance of his varying from himself in talk ; for when Lord Hailes and he sat one morning calmly conversing in my house at Edinburgh , I well remember that Dr. Johnson maintained , that “ If a man is to write A Panegyrick ...
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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