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" 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 of saying every thing he has to say in a pleasing... "
The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. - Page 24
by James Boswell - 1922
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The life of Samuel Johnson. [With] The principal corrections and ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1807 - 508 pages
...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...entertaining as a Persian Tale." I cannot dismiss the present topick without observing, that it is probable that Dr. Johnson, who owned that he often " talked for...
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Dr. Johnson's table-talk: aphorisms [&c.] selected and arranged ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1807 - 238 pages
...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 of saying every...and will make it as entertaining as a Persian Tale." Dr. Goldsmith's play, ' She Stoops to Conquer,' being mentioned, Johnson said, " I know of no comedy...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith, Volume 1

Oliver Goldsmith - 1809 - 304 pages
...preliminary essay or prospectus of the subject is entirely free : of this work Dr. Johnson said, ' He is now writing a Natural History, and will make it as entertaining as a Persian tale*.' He also drew up a " Life of Parnell," to be prefixed to an edition of his poems, in which the want...
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Evangelical Magazine and Missionary Chronicle, Volume 3

Missions - 1825 - 618 pages
...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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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1817 - 470 pages
...compare hin) with Yertot, in the same place of the Roman History, you will find that he excels Vertot. Sir, he has the art of compiling, and of saying every...topic without observing, that it is probable that Dr. Juhneon, who owned that he often " talked for victory," rather urged plausible objections to Dr. Robertson's...
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The Table Talk of John Selden

John Selden - Religion and state - 1818 - 180 pages
...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 of saying every...and will make it as entertaining as a Persian Tale." Dr. Goldsmith's play, ' She Stoops to Conquer,' being mentioned, Johnson said, " I know of no comedy...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 1

James Boswell - 1820 - 442 pages
...compare him with Yettot, in the same place of the Roman History, you will tiiul that he excels Vertot. Sir, he has the art of compiling, and of saying every...make it as entertaining as a Persian Tale." I cannot tlbimss tlie present topic without observing, that it is probable that Dr. Johnson, who owned that...
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Johnsoniana..

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1820 - 372 pages
...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 of saying every...and will make it as entertaining as a Persian Tale." Boswell adds, " I cannot dismiss the present topic without observing, that it is probable that Dr....
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Johnsoniana..

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1820 - 178 pages
...Vertot, in the same places of the Roman History, you will find that he excels Vertot. Sir, he has the act of compiling, and of saying every thing he has to...and will make it as entertaining as a Persian Tale." Boswell adds, " I cannot dismiss the present topic without observing, that it is probable that Dr....
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The life of Samuel Johnson. Copious notes by Malone, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1821 - 376 pages
...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 of saying every...entertaining as a Persian Tale." I cannot dismiss the present topick without observing, that it is probable that Dr. Johnson, who owned that he often " talked for...
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