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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.: Together with The Journal of a ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - 1884
...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 will make it...
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The Works of Oliver Goldsmith: A New Ed. Containing Pieces ..., Volume 1

Oliver Goldsmith - 1885
...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." 1 In the course of this year (1768) he drew up his...
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The life of Samuel Johnson ... together with The journal of a tour ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1884
...that of Lucius Florus or Eutropius; and I will venture to say, that if you compare him with Vertot, 1 in the same places of the Roman History, you will...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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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: And the Journal of His Tour to ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - 1885
...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...pleasing manner. He is now writing a Natural History, and he will make it as entertaining as a Persian Tale." I cannot dismiss the present topick without ' observing,...
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The Works of Oliver Goldsmith: Life. Vicar of Wakefield. Essays. Letters

Oliver Goldsmith - 1885
...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." l In the course of this year (1768) he drew up his...
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Development of English Literature and Language, Volumes 1-2

Alfred Hix Welsh - 1882
...particularly fine, strike it out! "... Sir, he has the art of compiling, and of saying everything he bus rin, etc.; a French boy singing love-songs in that glorious gallery, whilst about us entertaining as a Persian talc.1 As a novelist, he wrote the- first pure example of simple domestic...
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Life of Oliver Goldsmith

Washington Irving - 1886 - 258 pagina’s
...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 win make it...
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The Works of Oliver Goldsmith: Prefaces and introductions. Animated nature ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1886
...Introductions, Dr. Johnson, partly, founded his prediction with regard to the ' Animated Nature ': — " He is now writing a Natural History, and will make it as interesting as a Persian tale " (Boswell, Standard Lib. edit. 1884, vol. ii., p. 223). Afterwards,...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Life

James Boswell - 1887
...that of Lucius Florus or Eutropius ; and I will venture to say, that if you compare him with Vertot3, in the same places of the Roman History, you will...saying every thing he has to say in a pleasing manner 4. He is now writing a Natural History and will make it as entertaining as a Persian Tale.' Fifth :...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Life

James Boswell - 1887
...that of Lucius Florus or Eutropius ; and I will venture to say, that if you compare him with Vertot3, in the same places of the Roman History, you will...of saying every thing he has to say in a pleasing manner4. He is now writing a Natural History and will make it as entertaining as a Persian Tale.' Fifth...
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