Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Books Books
" 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
Full view - About this book

English Literature in the Eighteenth Century

Alfred Hix Welsh - English literature - 1880 - 182 pages
...and, wherever you meet with a passage which you think is particularly fine, strike it out !" . . . Sir, he has the art of compiling, and of saying every thing he hs to say in a pleasing manner. He is now writing a Natural History, and will make it as entertaining...
Full view - About this book

The Works of Washington Irving in Twelve Volumes, Volume 5

Washington Irving - 1881 - 952 pages
...compare him with Vertot in the eame 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...
Full view - About this book

Complete Works, Volume 5

Washington Irving - 1882 - 972 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...
Full view - About this book

Johnsoniana: Life, Opinions, and Table-talk of Doctor Johnson

Samuel Johnson - 1884 - 319 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." Boswell adds: "I cannot dismiss the present topic without observing that it is probable that Dr. Johnson,...
Full view - About this book

The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Together with The Journal of a ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1884 - 634 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." 1 Rend Aubert, Sieur de Vertot, born of an ancient Norman family, Nov. 25, 1655, died at Paris, June...
Full view - About this book

The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: And the Journal of His Tour to ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1885 - 492 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...pleasing manner. He is now writing a Natural History, and he will make it as entertaining as a Persian Tale." I cannot dismiss the present topick without ' observing,...
Full view - About this book

Development of English Literature and Language, Volumes 1-2

Alfred Hix Welsh - English language - 1882 - 1134 pages
...particularly fine, strike it out! "... Sir, he has the art of compiling, and of saying everything he bus rin, etc.; a French boy singing love-songs in that glorious gallery, whilst about us entertaining as a Persian talc.1 As a novelist, he wrote the- first pure example of simple domestic...
Full view - About this book

Life of Oliver Goldsmith

Washington Irving - 1886 - 606 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 win make it as entertaining as a Persian tale." The Natural History to which Johnson alluded was the...
Full view - About this book

The Works of Oliver Goldsmith: Prefaces and introductions. Animated nature ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1886
...Introductions, Dr. Johnson, partly, founded his prediction with regard to the ' Animated Nature ': — " He is now writing a Natural History, and will make it as interesting as a Persian tale " (Boswell, Standard Lib. edit. 1884, vol. ii., p. 223). Afterwards,...
Full view - About this book

Boswell's Life of Johnson: 1765-1776

James Boswell - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1887 - 522 pages
...compare him with Vertot3, 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 4. He is now writing a Natural History and will make it as entertaining as a Persian Tale.' Fifth :...
Full view - About this book




  1. My library
  2. Help
  3. Advanced Book Search
  4. Download EPUB
  5. Download PDF