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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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Essays and Lectures: Historical and Literary

James Whiteside - Great Britain - 1868 - 498 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...
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Oliver Goldsmith: A Biography

Washington Irving - Authors, Irish - 1868 - 486 pages
..."HISTORY OF ANIMATED NATURE." 257 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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A Manual of English Literature: A Text Book for Schools and Colleges

John Seely Hart - English literature - 1872 - 654 pages
...work that Johnson threw out the remark which he afterwards interwove in his friend's epit:iph, — He is now writing a Natural History, and will make it as agree:tble as a Persian tale." — iSVr Walter żVo/i. accidente that are nojablo for stage effect....
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The Life and Times of Oliver Goldsmith, Volume 1

John Forster - 1873 - 808 pages
...meet with a pas" 'sage which you think is particularly "'fine, strike it out.'" Soswell, in. 280-1. " thing he has to say in a pleasing "manner. He is now...will make "it as entertaining as a , "Persian Tale." For this Natural History **• +1the first agreement dates as early as the close of February in the...
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The life of Samuel Johnson ... together with A journal of a tour to the ...

James Boswell - 1874 - 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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LIFE AND CONSERVATIONS OF DR. SAMUEL JOHNSON (FOUNDED CHIEFLY UPON BOSWELL).

ALEXANDER MAIN - 1874 - 484 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 a Natural History, and he will make it as entertaining as a Persian tale." Thus nobly and generously would Johnson administer...
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Life and Conversations of Dr. Samuel Johnson: (founded Chiefly Upon Boswell).

Alexander Main - Authors, English - 1874 - 478 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 a Natural History, and he will make it as entertaining as a Persian tale." Thus nobly and generously would Johnson administer...
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A Compendium of Irish Biography: Comprising Sketches of Distinguished ...

Alfred Webb - Ireland - 1878 - 616 pages
...who although he laughed at, yet loved and understood him, criticized him admirably in the remark : 'He is now writing a natural history, and will make- it as agreeable as a Persian tale.' " Concerning his sisters and brothers, Mr. Forster tells us that his...
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Goldsmith

William Black - 1879 - 180 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 has to say in a pleasing manner. ' ' So thought the booksellers too ; and the success of the . Roman History only involved him in fresh...
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Acme Library of Standard Biography: Third Series

Authors, English - 1880 - 556 pages
...compare him with Vertot, in the same places of the Roman History, yon 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 manner." So thought the booksellers too ; and the success of the Roman History only involved him in fresh projects...
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