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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 Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Including a Journal of a Tour to the ...

James Boswell - 1833 - 1186 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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Biographical Memoirs of Eminent Novelists, and Other Distinguished ..., Volume 3

Walter Scott - English literature - 1834 - 492 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 Prose Works of Sir Walter Scott, Bart: Biographical memoirs of eminent ...

Walter Scott - France - 1834 - 506 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 Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Including a Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1835 - 604 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 ... including A journal of his tour to ..., Volume 3

James Boswell - 1835 - 346 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." urged plausible objections to Dr. Robertson's excellent historical works, in the ardour of contest,...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith: With an Account of His Life and ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1838 - 544 pages
...compare him with Vertot, in the same places of the Roman History, you will find that he excels Vertot. am going off, I shall certainly be locked up, or sent...all kinds are damned bad things. But what can I do ? can not dismiss the present topic (continues . . , . . Mr. Boswell) without observing, that Dr. Johnson,...
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The Life of Oliver Goldsmith, M. B.: From a Variety of Original ..., Volume 2

Sir James Prior - Authors, English - 1837 - 604 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." A translation of the Roman History into French, appeared many years ago; and in 1805, a second, with...
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The Life of Oliver Goldsmith, M. B.: From a Variety of Original ..., Volume 2

Sir James Prior - Authors, English - 1837 - 600 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." A translation of the Roman History into French, appeared many years ago ; and in 1805, a second with...
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The life of Oliver Goldsmith, Volume 2

Sir James Prior - English literature - 1837 - 604 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." A translation of the Roman History into French, appeared many years ago; and in 1805, a second with...
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The New-York Review, Volume 1

Francis Lister Hawks, Caleb Sprague Henry, Joseph Green Cogswell - 1837 - 522 pages
...JOHNSON said of Goldsmith, when he was engaged in his history of Animated Nature, " he has the art of saying every thing he has to say in a pleasing...and will make it as entertaining as a Persian tale." Irving, too, not less a master of English prose, touches nothing that he does not adorn, — Nihil...
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