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I have engaged to take three copies of the book , the price of which is to be six shillings , as I would subscribe for all the Erse that can be printed be it old or new , that the language may be preserved . This man says , that some of ...
Poetry , indeed , cannot be translated ; and , therefore , it is the poets that preserve languages ; for we would not be at the trouble to learn a language , if we could have all that is written in it just as well in a translation .
For my own part , I think it would be best to have epitaphs written both in a learned language , and in the language of the country ; so that they might have the advantage of being more universally understood , and at the same time be ...
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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