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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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Boswell's Life of Johnson, Volume 3

James Boswell - 1901
...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...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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Some XVIII Century Men of Letters: Biographical Essays, Volume 2

Whitwell Elwin - 1902
...he went on, " 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 Though there is broad truth in the commendation of...
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Irving's Works, Volume 9

Washington Irving - 1864
...Eutropius ; and I will venture to say. that, if you compare him with Vertot in the same places of the Koman 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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Oliver Goldsmith

Washington Irving - 1903 - 296 pagina’s
...Eutropius; and I will venture to say, that if you compare him with Vertot in the same places of the ' Eoman History,' you will find that he excels Vertot. Sir,...natural history, and will make it as entertaining. aa a Persian tale." The natural history to which Johnson alluded was the " History of Animated Nature,"...
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Oliver Goldsmith: A Biography

Washington Irving - 1903 - 382 pagina’s
...of Lucius Florus l or Eutropius ; 2 and I will venture to say, that, if you compare him with Vertot3 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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Oliver Goldsmith, a Biography

Washington Irving - 1903 - 303 pagina’s
...Lucius 20 Florus0 or Eutropius0 ; and I will venture to say, that, if you compare him with Vertot0 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 25 will make...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson: 1709-March 18, 1776

James Boswell - 1907 - 1172 pagina’s
...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...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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Selections from Boswell's Life of Johnson

James Boswell - 1912 - 93 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 will make it...
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Goldsmith

William Black - 1918 - 164 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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Oliver Goldsmith: The Critical Heritage

G. S. Rousseau - 1995 - 385 pagina’s
...this 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.' . . Excepting some short Tales, Goldsmith gave to the department of the...
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