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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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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Life (v.l, 1709-1765; v.2 1765-1776; v.3, 1776 ...

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1887 - 500 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 manner4. He is now writing a Natural History and will make it as entertaining as a Persian Tale.' Fifth...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Together with A Journal of a ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1888 - 608 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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English Men of Letters, Volume 11

John Morley - Authors, English - 1894 - 618 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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The Columbian Cyclopedia, Volume 13

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1897 - 872 pages
...Johnson who, though he laughed at, yet loved and understood him, criticised him admirably in the remark: 'He is now writing a natural history, and will make it as agreeable as a Persian tale. ' The standard life of G. is by Forster (1864); the excellent little work...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, L.L. D.: Together with a Journal of a ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1900 - 632 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 Works of Oliver Goldsmith: The Life and Times of Oliver Goldsmith

Oliver Goldsmith - 1900 - 304 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." For this Natural History the first agreement dates as early as the close of February in the present...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson ...: To which is Added The Journal of a ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1900 - 922 pages
...History, you will find that he excels Vertot. Sir, he has the art of compiling, and of saying everything he will make it as entertaining as a Persian Tale." I cannot dismiss the present topic without observing,...
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Studies in English and American Literature

Goodloe Harper Bell - American literature - 1900 - 612 pages
...extent, in this 124 HISTORICAL OUTLINE. fascination of style. At one time Dr. Johnson sail of him, " He is now writing a natural history, and will make it as agreeable as a Persian tale." For the periodicals of the day he wrote one hundred and twenty-two "...
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Oliver Goldsmith

Washington Irving - 1903 - 330 pages
...compare him with Vertot in the same places of the ' Eoman History,' you will find that he excels Vertot. Sir, he has the art of compiling, and of saying every...natural history, and will make it as entertaining. aa a Persian tale." The natural history to which Johnson alluded was the " History of Animated Nature,"...
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The Life of Oliver Goldsmith

John Forster - Authors, Irish - 1903 - 482 pages
...History, you will find that he excells 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." For this Natural History the first agreement dates as early as the close of February in the present...
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