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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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Oliver Goldsmith, a Biography

Washington Irving - 1903 - 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 a Natural History, and 25 will make it as entertaining as a Persian tale." The Natural History to which Johnson alluded was...
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Life of Johnson, Volumes 1-2

James Boswell - 1904 - 1592 pages
...compare him with Vertot, in the same places of the Roman History, you will find that he excels Vertot. topick without observing, that it is probable that Dr. Johnson, who owned th,at he often ' talked for...
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The Vicar of Wakefield

Oliver Goldsmith - 1906 - 324 pages
...of greater depth and scope. Dr. Johnson said, "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 1769 the King appointed Goldsmith Professor of Ancient History to the Royal Academy and Johnson...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson: Including A Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides

James Boswell - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1852
...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 topic without observing,...
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Readings in English Prose of the Eighteenth Century

Raymond Macdonald Alden - English prose literature - 1911 - 752 pages
...Robertson or the foppery of Dalrymple. . . . 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 gentlemen went away to their club, and I was left at Beauclerk's till the fate of my election...
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Readings in English Prose of the Eighteenth Century

Raymond Macdonald Alden - English prose literature - 1911 - 754 pages
...Robertson or the foppery of Dalrymple. . . . 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 gentlemen went away to their club, and I was left at Beauclerk's till the fate of my election...
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Readings in English Prose of the Eighteenth Century

Raymond Macdonald Alden - English prose literature - 1911 - 744 pages
...Robertson or the foppery of Dalrymple. . . . 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 gentlemen went away to their club, and I was left at Beauclerk's till the fate of my election...
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Selections from Boswell's Life of Johnson: Ed. by Nathaniel Horton Batchelder

James Boswell - 1912 - 108 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." — Vol. Ill, p. 90. 1773 — .St. 64 The gentlemen went away to their club, and I was left at Beauclerk's...
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Boswell's Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell - Readers - 1916 - 370 pages
...doubtless, Goldsmith's History is better than the rerUaye of Robertson, or the foppery of Dalrymple. He is now writing a Natural History, and will make it as entertaining as a Persian Tale." JOHNSON. "I remember once being with Goldsmith in Westminster-abbey. While we surveyed the Poet 's...
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Yale Studies in English, Volume 66

James Hall Pitman - 1924 - 159 pages
...acumen, knew what to expect. ' Sir,' said he, ' 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.' s Beyond such scattered references, there is no indication that Goldsmith's friends heard much about...
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