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CHAPTER II The discontent of Rasselas in the happy valley HERE the sons and
daughters of Abissinia lived only to know the soft vicissitudes of pleasure and
repose , attended by all that were skilful to delight , and gratified with whatever
Are those nations happier than we ? ' ' There is so much ... I am therefore inclined
to conclude , that , if nothing counteracts the natural consequence of learning ,
we grow more happy as our minds take a wider range . ' In enumerating the ...
Samuel Johnson George Birkbeck Norman Hill, Geoffrey Tillotson, Brian Jenkins.
have been called the Valley of Pleasure . To call it happy is therefore ironical .
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LibraryThing Reviewمعاينة المستخدمين - Tess_W - LibraryThing
A short, 95 page book that pondered the meaning of life. This was published in 1761 and it is dated with a lot of scientific mumbo-jumbo. Of course, the ending concluded one was unable to ponder the meaning of life. Had this been much longer than 95 pages, I would not have finished it قراءة التقييم بأكمله
LibraryThing Reviewمعاينة المستخدمين - Lukerik - LibraryThing
I find it hard to believe that a book this good could be written in a week, but the evidence is before me and I have read it. A strange mix of fairy tale, light philosophy and speculum regis. Smooth ... قراءة التقييم بأكمله