Not quite The Spectator Essays: Reasons to be proud of being Greek

She opened by saying I must find an antiquarian bookstore where there will be 40 volumes in beautiful leather called The British Essayists. These include 10 volumes of the Spectator essays, together with the other essayists, the Idler, the Lounger, the Adventurer, and many more British essayists. First, what is an essayist? It begins with Michel de Montaigne’s thoughts, in the spirit of the French essay he was writing, “We are, I know not how, double in ourselves, so that what we believe and cannot rid ourselves of what we condemn.”

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