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 mentioned Hume's notion , that all who are happy are equally happy ; a little Miss with a new gown at a dancing - school ball , a general at the head of a victorious army , and an orator , after having made an eloquent speech in a ...
They have hurt our constitution , and will hurt it , till we mend it by another HAPPY REVOLUTION . ” — I never before discovered that my friend Goldsmith had so much of the old prejudice in him , General Paoli talking of Goldsmith's new ...
BoswELL : “ Pray , sir , do you not suppose that there are fifty women in the world , with any one of whom a man may be as happy as with any one woman in particular . ” JOHNSON : “ Ay , sir , fifty thousand .
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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