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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 - 1889
...that of Lucius Fionas 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.: Together with The Journal of a ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - 1889
...that of Lucius Floras 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 1 Renú Aubert, Sieur de Vertot, born of an ancient...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson ... Comprising a Series of His Epistolary ...

James Boswell - 1890 - 526 pagina’s
...Goldsmith's abridgment 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...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 topic without observing,...
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English Men of Letters, Volume 11

John Morley - 1894
...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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Milton

Mark Pattison - 1895 - 220 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 Columbian Cyclopedia, Volume 13

1897
...Johnson who, though he laughed at, yet loved and understood him, criticised him admirably in the remark: 'He is now writing a natural history, and will make it as agreeable as a Persian tale. ' The standard life of G. is by Forster (1864); the excellent little work...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson ...: To which is Added The Journal of a ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - 1900 - 726 pagina’s
...Goldsmith's abridgment is better than that of Lucius Floras or Eutropius ; and I will venture to say, that if F everything he has to say in a pleasing manner. He is now writing a Natural History, and he will make...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell - 1900
...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.1 Sir, he has the art of compiling, and of saying every thing he has to say in a pleasing manner....
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English Men of Letters: Milton, by Mark Pattison, 1900; Goldsmith, by ...

1900
...Eutropius; and I will venture to say that if you compare him with Vertot, in the same places of the lioman 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." So thought the booksellers too ; and the success of...
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Studies in English and American Literature

Goodloe Harper Bell - 1900 - 599 pagina’s
...extent, in this 124 HISTORICAL OUTLINE. fascination of style. At one time Dr. Johnson sail of him, " He is now writing a natural history, and will make it as agreeable as a Persian tale." For the periodicals of the day he wrote one hundred and twenty-two "...
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