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Favourite Essays: An Anthology

Read by Neville Jason

This release includes a digital booklet

Contents

Michel de Montaigne: Of Idleness

3:50
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  • Recording Venue: Motivation Sound Studios, London

Michel de Montaigne: Of Slow Speech

6:35
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  • Recording Venue: Motivation Sound Studios, London

Michel de Montaigne: That We Should Not Judge of Our Happiness until After Our Death

8:00
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  • Recording Venue: Motivation Sound Studios, London

Francis Bacon: Of Truth

6:26
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  • Recording Venue: Motivation Sound Studios, London

Francis Bacon: Of Riches

8:37
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  • Recording Venue: Motivation Sound Studios, London

Francis Bacon: Of Wisdom

3:37
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  • Recording Venue: Motivation Sound Studios, London

Jonathan Swift: A Modest Proposal

23:40
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  • Recording Venue: Motivation Sound Studios, London

A Modest Proposal

8:20
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– I have already computed the charge…

8:19
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– Many other advantages might be enumerated…

7:01
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Joseph Addison: The Tombs in Westminster Abbey

8:40
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  • Recording Venue: Motivation Sound Studios, London

Richard Steele: – It is an inexpressible pleasure…

13:08
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– It is an inexpressible pleasure…

7:35
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– The day of people of fashion…

5:33
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Samuel Johnson: Solitude not eligible

11:50
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Solitude not eligible

6:13
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– Others consider solitude as the parent of philosophy…

5:37
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Samuel Johnson: Good Humour

10:23
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  • Recording Venue: Motivation Sound Studios, London

Good Humour

6:02
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– There are many whose vanity…

4:21
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Oliver Goldsmith: On National Prejudices

8:53
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  • Recording Venue: Motivation Sound Studios, London

On National Prejudices

4:51
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– Among all the famous sayings…

4:02
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David Hume: Of the Dignity or Meanness of Human Nature

15:09
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  • Recording Venue: Motivation Sound Studios, London

Of the Dignity or Meanness of Human Nature

7:24
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– It is also usual to compare one man with another…

7:45
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Charles Lamb: Dream Children – A Reverie

11:43
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  • Recording Venue: Motivation Sound Studios, London

Dream Children – A Reverie

6:22
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– Here John slyly deposited…

5:21
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Charles Lamb: Old China

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  • Recording Venue: Motivation Sound Studios, London

Old China

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– You are too proud to see a play anywhere…

7:32
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William Hazlitt: On Going a Journey

29:06
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  • Recording Venue: Motivation Sound Studios, London

On Going a Journey

6:56
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– Now I never quarrel with myself…

7:57
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– One may take one's choice…

8:20
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– To return to the question I have quitted…

5:53
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Leigh Hunt: A 'Now'

12:22
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  • Recording Venue: Motivation Sound Studios, London

A 'Now'

6:03
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– Now sounds in general are dull…

6:19
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Percy Bysshe Shelley: On Life

13:33
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  • Recording Venue: Motivation Sound Studios, London

On Life

6:59
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– What follows from the admission?

6:34
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Thomas Carlyle: Midas

15:37
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Midas

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Midas (cont.): Why dwell on this aspect of the matter?

8:43
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William Makepeace Thackeray: Ogres

22:07
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Ogres

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– Yes; they were conquered in the end…

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– I say we all of us know ogres.

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Charles Dickens: The First of May

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The First of May

7:45
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– The romance of spring…

6:46
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– Granted. We are ready to acknowledge…

7:07
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John Ruskin: The Extension of the Railways in the Lake District

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  • Recording Venue: Motivation Sound Studios, London

The Extension of the Railways in the Lake District

6:09
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– The arguments in favour of the new railway…

8:44
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G.K. Chesterton: On Lying in Bed

9:33
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  • Recording Venue: Motivation Sound Studios, London

On Lying in Bed

4:49
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– The tone now commonly taken…

4:44
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