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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 and Times of Oliver Goldsmith, Volume 2

John Forster - 1854 - 578 pages
...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...will make it as entertaining as a " Persian Tale." For this Natural History the first agreement dates as early as the close of February in the present...
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A History of the Earth, and Animated Nature

Oliver Goldsmith - Natural history - 1854 - 614 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 Histoiy to which Johnson alluded was the " History of Animated Nature," which Goldsmith...
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The Works of Oliver Goldsmith: With a Life and Notes, Volume 1

Oliver Goldsmith - Irish Literature (in English) - 1854 - 348 pages
...compare him with Vertot in the same places of the Roman History, you will find that he excels Vertot. He has the art of compiling, and of saying every thing he has to say, in a pleasing manner."* In the course of this year (I768) he drew up his Life of Parnell, which was prefixed to an edition...
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David Hume. Rapin de Thoyras. Catherine Macaulay. James Ralph. James ...

Eugene Lawrence - Historians - 1855 - 390 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." CHAELES JAMES FOX. THROTOH all his political successes and the troubled scenes of a politician's life,...
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David Hume. Rapin de Thoyras. Catherine Macaulay. James Ralph. James ...

Eugene Lawrence - Historians - 1855 - 410 pages
...him with Vertot in the same places of the Roman History, you will find that he excels Vertot. Sir, ho has the art of compiling and of saying every thing...and will make it as entertaining as a Persian tale." CHARLES JAMES FOX. THROUGH all his political successes and the troubled scenes of a politician's life,...
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Biographical sketch. Poetical extracts. Miscellaneous essays. From The bee ...

Washington Irving - 1858 - 336 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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The Eclectic Review, Volume 2; Volume 110

Samuel Greatheed, Daniel Parken, Theophilus Williams, Josiah Conder, Thomas Price, Jonathan Edwards Ryland, Edwin Paxton Hood - English literature - 1859 - 856 pages
...verbiage of Robertson and the foppery of Dalrymplo Ho has the art of compiling and saying everything he has to say in a pleasing manner. He is now writing a Natural History, and will make it as interesting as a Persian tale." This was in 17 GO — 9. He had the honour of being appointed about...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Their Tour to the Hebrides, Volume 34

James Boswell - 1860 - 944 pages
...compare him with Vertot, in the same places of the Roman History, you will find tut be excels Vertot. Sir, he has the art of compiling, and of saying every thing he has to MJ in a pleasing manner. He is now writing s Natural History, and will make it as entertaining as a...
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Oliver Goldsmith, His Friends and Critics: A Lecture

James Whiteside - Authors, English - 1862 - 100 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." And is not the judgment of the ponderous and learned critic correct? Ill-natured people said when Goldsmith...
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Irving's Works, Volume 9

Washington Irving - 1864 - 464 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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