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" Goldsmith's abridgement is better than that of Lucius Florus or Eutropius ; and I will venture to say that if you compare him with Vertot, in the same places of the Roman History, you will find that he excels Vertot. Sir, he has the art of compiling and... "
The Life of Samuel Johnson: Comprehending an Account of His Studies and ... - Pagina 224
door James Boswell - 1822
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1791 - 516 pagina’s
...will venture to fay, that if you compare him with Vertot, in the fame places of the Roman Hiftory, you will find that he excels Vertot. Sir, he has the art of compiling, and of faying every thing he has to fay in a pleafing manner. He is now writing a Natural Hiftory, and will...
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Dr. Johnson's Table Talk: Containing Aphorisms on Literature, Life ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1798 - 446 pagina’s
...I will venture to &y, that if you compare him with Vertot, in the feme places of the Roman Hiftory, you will find that he excels Vertot. Sir, he has the art of compiling, and of faying every think he has to fay in a pleating manner. He is now writing a Natural Hiftory, and will...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. [With] The principal corrections and ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1807
...abridgement is better ^^"g^ than that of Lucius Florus or Eutropius ; and I will venture to say, that if you compare him with Vertot, in the same places of the Roman History, you will fihd that he excels Vertot. Sir, he has the art of compiling, and of saying every thing he has to say...
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Evangelical Magazine and Missionary Chronicle, Volume 3

1825
...as much as his book will bold. Goldsmith has done this. He tells you shortly all you want to know. He has the art of compiling and of saying every thing he has to say iť a pleasing manner." How far this character is just, we will not pretend at this late period to...
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Johnsoniana..

James Boswell - 1820 - 178 pagina’s
...abridgement is better than that of Lucins Floras, or Eutropins ; and I will venture to say, that if you compare him with Vertot, in the same places of...you will find that he excels Vertot. Sir, he has the act of compiling, and of saying every thing he has to say in a pleasing manner. He is now writing a...
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The British Prose Writers, Volume 16

1821
...abridgement is better than that of Lucius Florus, or Eutropius ; and I will venture to say, that if yon compare him with Vertot, in the same places of the...the art of compiling, and of saying every thing he lias to say in a pleasing manner. He is now writing a Natural History, and will make it as entertaining...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell - 1823
...Goldsmith's abridgement is better than that of Lucius Florus or Eutropius; and I will venture to say, that if you compare him with Vertot, in the same places of...has to say in a pleasing manner. He is now writing a Natural^History, and will make it as entertaining as a Persian Tale." I cannot dismiss the present...
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The Novels of Sterne, Goldsmith, Dr. Johnson, Mackenzie, Horace Walpole, and ...

Laurence Sterne - 1823 - 659 pagina’s
...work that Johnson threw out the remark which he afterwards interwove in his friend's epitaph, — " He is now writing a Natural History, and will make it as agreeable as a Persian Tale." But the period of his labours was now near. Goldsmith had for some time...
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The Vicar of Wakefield: A Tale

Oliver Goldsmith - 1823 - 214 pagina’s
...work that Johnson threw out the remark which he afterwards interwove in his friend's epitaph, — " He is now writing a Natural History, and will make it as agreeable as a Persian Tale." But the period of his labours was now near. Goldsmith had for some time...
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Table-talk; Or, Selections from the Ana: Containing Extracts from the ...

George Moir - 1827 - 326 pagina’s
...abridgement is better than that of Lucius Floras, or Eutropius ; and I will venture to say, that if you compare him with Vertot, in the same places of...Vertot. Sir, he has the art of compiling, and of saying everything he has to say in a pleasing manner. He is now writing a Natural History, and will make it...
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