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
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“ I now write to you , lest in some of your freaks and humours you should fancy yourself neglected . Such fancies I must entreat you never to admit , at least never to indulge ; for my regard for you is so radicated and fixed , that it ...
I mentioned Dr. Adam Smith's book on The Wealth of Nations , ” which was just published , and that Sir John Pringle had observed to me , that Dr. Smith , who had never been in trade , could not be expected to write well on that subject ...
One might as well write ' The Parsley - Bed , a Poem ; ' or ' The CabbageGarden ... I told him , that I heard Dr. Percy was writing the history of the wolf in Great Britain . JOHNSON : “ The wolf , sir ! why the wolf ?
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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