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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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LIFE AND CONSERVATIONS OF DR. SAMUEL JOHNSON (FOUNDED CHIEFLY UPON BOSWELL).

ALEXANDER MAIN - 1874
...Goldsmith's abridgment 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...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 he will make...
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Life and Conversations of Dr. Samuel Johnson: (founded Chiefly Upon Boswell).

Alexander Main - 1874 - 441 pagina’s
...History, you will find that he excels 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 he will make it as entertaining as a Persian tale." Thus nobly and generously would Johnson administer...
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The Life and Times of Oliver Goldsmith, Volume 2

John Forster - 1877 - 472 pagina’s
...; and I will ven"ture to say that if you compare him with Vertot, in the same " places of the Homan History, you will find that he excels 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...
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A Compendium of Irish Biography: Comprising Sketches of Distinguished ...

Alfred Webb - 1878 - 598 pagina’s
...who although he laughed at, yet loved and understood him, criticized him admirably in the remark : 'He is now writing a natural history, and will make- it as agreeable as a Persian tale.' " Concerning his sisters and brothers, Mr. Forster tells us that his...
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Goldsmith

William Black - 1879 - 152 pagina’s
...Johnson declared, " 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...saying every thing he has to say in a pleasing manner. ' ' So thought the booksellers too ; and the success of the . Roman History only involved him in fresh...
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Acme Library of Standard Biography: Third Series

1880 - 541 pagina’s
...Johnson declared, " 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, yon will find that he excels Vertot. Sir, he has the art of compiling, and of saying every thing he...
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English Literature in the Eighteenth Century

Alfred Hix Welsh - 1880 - 158 pagina’s
...and, wherever you meet with a passage which you think is particularly fine, strike it out !" . . . Sir, he has the art of compiling, and of saying every thing he hs to say in a pleasing manner. He is now writing a Natural History, and will make it as entertaining...
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Mahomet and his successors

Washington Irving - 1882
...or Eutropius ; and I will venture to say, that if you compare him with Vertot in the same places ot the Roman History, you will find that he excels 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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Goldsmith

William Black - 1883 - 160 pagina’s
...Johnson declared, "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...Vertot. Sir, he has the art of compiling, and of saying everything he has to say in a pleasing manner." So thought the booksellers too ; and the success of...
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The Works of Oliver Goldsmith: Life of Goldsmith. Vicar of Wakefield. Essays ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1884
...Roman History) 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...Vertot. Sir, he has the art of compiling, and of saying everything he has to say, in a pleasing manner." * In the course of this year (1768) he drew up his...
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