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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 Oliver Goldsmith, M.B.: From a Variety of Original Sources, Volume 2

Sir James Prior - Authors - 1837 - 562 pages
...Roman History, you will f nd that he excels Vertot. Sir, he has the art of compiling, and of faying every thing he has to say, in a pleasing manner. He...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 Sources, Volume 2

Sir James Prior - Authors - 1837 - 550 pages
...Vertot. Sir, he has the art of compiling, and of faying every thing he has to say, in a pleasing m inner. He is now writing a Natural History, 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 - 520 pages
...of Animated Nature, " he has the art of saying every thing he has to say in a pleasing manner—he is now writing a Natural History, 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 tetigit...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith: With an Account of His Life and ...

Oliver Goldsmith - English literature - 1839 - 550 pages
...compare him with Vcrtot, in the same places of the Roman History, you will find that he excels Vertot re, life is short, and they will soon be over. Thus d u entertaining as a Persian Tale.' " I can not dismiss the present topic (continueğ Mr. Boswell) without...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith: With an Account of His Life and ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1841 - 548 pages
...with Vcrtot, in the same places of the Roman History, yon will find that he excels Vertot. Sir, ho has the art of compiling, and of saying every thing...is now writing a Natural History, and will make it аз entertaining as a Persian Tale.' "1 can not dismiss the present topjc (continues Mr. Boswell)...
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Museum of Foreign Literature and Science, Volume 6

Robert Walsh, Eliakim Littell, John Jay Smith - 1825 - 662 pages
...this work that Johnson threw out the remark which he aftcrwards 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 His Tour to the ...

James Boswell - 1844 - 354 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 - 1845 - 550 pages
...Grant, MaM Rir George Rutunton. Mr. Charles Wilkins. Right Hon. William Drummood. a pleasing manner. He now writing a Natural History, and will make it as entertaining as a Persian Tale.' " I can not dismiM the present topic (continues Mr. Boswell) without observing, that Dr. Johnson, The members...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D: Including A Journal of His Tour ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - Biography - 1846 - 602 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 Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith: With an Account of His Life and ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1847 - 558 pages
...the same places of the Roman History, you will find that he excels Vertot. W illiam girt fa, bas lile can not dismiss the present topic (continues Mr. Boswell) without observing, that Dr. Johnson, who...
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