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Boswell, when he speaks of his Life of Johnson, calls it my magnum opus, but it may more properly be called his opera, for it is t ...
I teazed him with fanciful apprehensions of unhappiness. A moth having fluttered round the candle, and burnt itself, he laid hold ...
Overt intelligent performances are not clues to the workings of minds; they are those workings. Boswell described Johnson's mind w ...
O Jesse had a wife, a mourner all her life
And the children they were brave,
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Gillian Taylor: You're from outer space?
James T. Kirk: No, I'm from Iowa; I work in outer space.
Johnny Rocco: Yeah, yeah, that's me. Sure, I was all of those things. And more! When Rocco talked everybody shut up and listened! ...
...expatriated Americans, even Henry James himself, have always seemed to me somewhat anchorless, rudderless, drifting before the ...
[James G. Blaine's] devotion to the public interests, his marked ability, and his exalted patriotism have won for him the gratitud ...
Unlike Boswell, whose Journals record a long and unrewarded search for a self, Johnson possessed a formidable one. His life in Lon ...
I hate American simplicity. I glory in the piling up of complications of every sort. If I could pronounce the name James in any di ...
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