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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 26
by James Boswell - 1922
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The British Prose Writers, Volume 16

British prose literature - 1821 - 374 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 thing he lias to say in a pleasing manner. He is now writing a Natural History, and will make it as entertaining...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson: Comprehending an Account of His Studies and ...

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1822 - 472 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...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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The Vicar of Wakefield: A Tale

Oliver Goldsmith - 1823 - 768 pages
...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." But the period of his labours was now near. Goldsmith had for some time...
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The novels of Sterne, Goldsmith, dr. Johnson, Mackenzie, Horace Walpole, and ...

Laurence Sterne - 1823 - 764 pages
...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." But the period of his labours was now near. Goldsmith had for some time...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith: With an Account of ..., Volume 1

Oliver Goldsmith - 1825 - 440 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...Persian tale.' I cannot dismiss the present topic (continues Mr Roswell) without observing, that Dr Johnson, who owned that he often talked for victory,...
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The Table Talk of Dr. Johnson: Comprising Opinions and Anecdotes of Life and ...

Samuel Johnson, James Boswell - Table-talk - 1825 - 370 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, LL.D.

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1826 - 430 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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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1827 - 630 pages
...with Vertot, in the same places of the Roman History, you will find that he excels Vertot. Sir, be t the Turk's Head coftee-house. JOHNSON : " Swift...reputation than he deserves. His excellence is strong u ill make it as entertaining as a Persian Tale." I cannot dismiss the present topic without observing,...
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Table-talk; Or, Selections from the Ana: Containing Extracts from the ...

George Moir - Anecdotes - 1827 - 466 pages
...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...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 Johnson,...
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The life of Samuel Johnson ... including A journal of a tour to ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - 1831 - 610 pages
...compare him with Vertot, in the same places of the Roman Historv, you will find that he excels Vertot. Sir, he has the art of compiling, and of saying every thing be has to say in a pleasing manner. He is now writing a Natural History, and will make it as entertaining...
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