The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies and Numerous Works, in Chronological Order; a Series of His Epistolary Correspondence and Conversations with Many Eminent Persons; and Various Original Pieces of His Composition Never Before Published: the Whole Exhibiting a View of Literature and Literary Men in Great-Britain, for Near Half a Century During which He Flourished, Volume 2
National ilustrated library, 1851
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I had last year the pleasure of seeing Mrs. Thrale at Dr. Johnson's one morning , and had conversation enough with her to admire her talents , and to show her that I was as Johnsonian as herself . Dr. Johnson had probably been kind ...
Mr. Thrale is very liberal , and keeps us two coaches , and a very fine table ; but I think our cookery very bad . Mrs. Thrale got into a convent of English nuns , and I talked with her through the grate , and I am very kindly used by ...
After dinner , Dr. Johnson wrote a letter to Mrs. Thrale , on the death of her son . I said it would be very distressing to Thrale , but she would soon forget it , as she had so many things to think of . Johnson : “ ' No , sir , Thrale ...
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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