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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 Churchman's companion, Volume 11

1852 - 788 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." In this year he commenced his history of Animated Nature, which was to be completed in eight volumes...
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The Waverley Novels: With the Author's Last Corrections and Additions, Volume 8

Walter Scott - 1847
...this work that Johnson threw out the remark which he afterwards interwove in his friend' 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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Life and Adventures of Oliver Goldsmith

Joachim Fernau - 1848
...tori!, 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 His' tory, and will make it as entertaining as a Persian Tale.' For this Natural History the first...
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The Life and Adventures of Oliver Goldsmith: A Biography in Four Books, Volume 1

John Forster - Authors, English - 1848 - 740 pages
...tory, 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 His' tory, and will make it as entertaining as a Persian Tale.' For this Natural History the first...
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The Life and Adventures of Oliver Goldsmith: A Biography in Four Books, Volume 1

John Forster - Authors, English - 1848 - 750 pages
...tory, 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 His' tory, and will make it as entertaining as a Persian Tale.' For this Natural History the first...
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Oliver Gold- smith

Washington Irving - Astoria (Or.) - 1849 - 416 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." The Natural History to which Johnson alluded was the " History of Animated Nature," which Goldsmith...
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Works, Volume 11

Washington Irving - 1851 - 400 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." The Natural History to which Johnson alluded was the " History of Animated Nature," which Goldsmith...
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The Works of Washington Irving, Volume 11

Washington Irving - 1851 - 402 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." The Natural History to which Johnson alluded was the " History of Animated Nature," which Goldsmith...
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A History of the earth and animated nature v.2, Volume 2

Oliver Goldsmith - 1852 - 674 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." The Natural History to which Johnson alluded was the ' History of Animated Nature,' which Goldsmith...
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Lives of the Illustrious: (the Biographical Magazine)., Volume 2

Biography - 1852 - 372 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." The " Natural History" was another work which Goldsmith had just commenced. It was to be complete in...
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