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Books Bücher 61 - 70 von 124 in Goldsmith's abridgment is better than that of Lucius Florus or Eutropius; and I will...
" Goldsmith's abridgment is better than that of Lucius 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... "
The life of Samuel Johnson ... including A journal of a tour to the Hebrides ... - Seite 205
von James Boswell - 1831
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A Compendium of Irish Biography: Comprising Sketches of Distinguished ...

Alfred Webb - 1878 - 598 Seiten
...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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English Literature in the Eighteenth Century

Alfred Hix Welsh - 1880 - 158 Seiten
...particularly fine, strike it out !" . . . Sir, he has the art of compiling, and of saying every thing he h«s to say in a pleasing manner. He is now writing a Natural...and will make it as entertaining as a Persian tale.' As a novelist, he wrote the first pure example of simple domestic fiction. Its amusement is great,...
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The Works of Washington Irving in Twelve Volumes, Band 5

Washington Irving - 1881
...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. 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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Complete Works, Band 5

Washington Irving - 1882
...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. 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 life of Samuel Johnson ... together with The journal of a tour ..., Band 1

James Boswell - 1884
...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...entertaining as a Persian tale." I cannot dismiss the present topic without observing, that it is probable that Dr. Johnson, who owned that he often " talked for...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Together with The Journal of a ..., Band 2

James Boswell - 1884
...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...
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Development of English Literature and Language, Bände 1-2

Alfred Hix Welsh - 1882
...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...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: And the Journal of His Tour to ..., Band 2

James Boswell - 1885
...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. 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,...
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Life of Oliver Goldsmith

Washington Irving - 1886 - 258 Seiten
...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...
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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,...
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