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Books Bücher 71 - 80 von 120 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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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Life

James Boswell - 1887
...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 : — ' Here is a quarto volume of 3 ' Vertot, ne' en Normandie en eight or ten shillings' price,...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Together with The Journal of a ..., Band 2

James Boswell - 1889
...alluded to in the text, Re'volutions romaines, was published at Paris in two vols. 8vo, 1719.— Editor. is now writing a Natural History, and will make it...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 ... Comprising a Series of His Epistolary ...

James Boswell - 1890 - 526 Seiten
...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 topic without observing,...
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The Columbian Cyclopedia, Band 13

1897
...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 Works of Oliver Goldsmith: The Life and Times of Oliver Goldsmith

Oliver Goldsmith - 1900
...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 Tour to ...

James Boswell - 1900 - 726 Seiten
...you will find that he excels Vertot. Sir, he has the art of compiling, and of saying everything he 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 - 1900 - 599 Seiten
...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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The Life of Oliver Goldsmith

John Forster - 1903 - 460 Seiten
...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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Oliver Goldsmith

Washington Irving - 1903 - 374 Seiten
...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...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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Oliver Goldsmith, a Biography

Washington Irving - 1903 - 303 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 25 will make it as entertaining as a Persian tale." The Natural History to which Johnson alluded was...
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