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I once had the book in my hands, a handsome volume bound in calf, but I never
read it and I have not been able to get hold of a copy since. I wish I had, for I
might have learnt from it something of the kind of man he was. For many years he
As Dr. Johnson said: “He that has once studiously formed a style, rarely writes
afterwards with complete ease.” Admirably as I think Matthew Arnold's style was
suited to his particular purposes, I must admit that his mannerisms are often ...
Someone is badly wanted to define once more the characters peculiar to the
several arts and to point out to those who go astray that their experiments can
lead only to their own confusion. It is too much to expect that anyone may be
found who ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - wjburton - LibraryThing
One of my favourite bedside books of all time. I wore my first copy into pieces from overuse. I don't know of another book quite like it. Read full review
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This is one of the best books I read for providing a philosophical view of life. It is a book I intend to read again. Read full review