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" 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... "
Essays and Lectures: Historical and Literary - Page 292
by James Whiteside - 1868 - 478 pages
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Dr. Johnson's table-talk: aphorisms [&c.] selected and arranged ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1807
...Robertson's cumbrous detail a second time; but Goldsmith's plain' narrative will please again and agaia. I would say to Robertson what an old tutor of a college...and will make it as entertaining as a Persian Tale." Dr. Goldsmith's play, ' She Stoops to Conquer,' being mentioned, Johnson said, " I know of no comedy...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1807
...you meet with a passage which you think is particularly fine, strike it out.' Goldsmith's abridgement is better than that of Lucius Florus or Eutropius...and will make it as entertaining as a Persian Tale." I cannot dismiss the present topick without observing, that it is probable that Dr. Johnson, who owned...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. [With] The principal corrections and ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1807
...to say, that if you compare him with Vertot, in the same places of the Roman History, you will fihd that he excels Vertot. Sir, he has the art of compiling,...and will make it as entertaining as a Persian Tale." I cannot dismiss the present topick without observing, that it is probable that Dr. Johnson, who owned...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith, Volume 1

Oliver Goldsmith - 1809
...preliminary essay or prospectus of the subject is entirely free : of this work Dr. Johnson said, ' He is now writing a Natural History, and will make it as entertaining as a Persian tale*.' He also drew up a " Life of Parnell," to be prefixed to an edition of his poems, in which the want...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1817
...Florus or Eutropins ; and I will venture to say, that if you compare hin) with Yertot, in the same place of the Roman History, you will find that he excels...and will make it as entertaining as a Persian Tale." I cannot dismiss the present topic without observing, that it is probable that Dr. Juhneon, who owned...
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The Table Talk of John Selden

John Selden - Religion and state - 1818 - 180 pages
...over your compositions, and wherever you meet \nt\va ^assa^e. Vw\sV "javx think is LITERATURE. 217 particularly fine, strike it out.' Goldsmith's Abridgment...and will make it as entertaining as a Persian Tale." Dr. Goldsmith's play, ' She Stoops to Conquer,' being mentioned, Johnson said, " I know of no comedy...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell - 1820
...wool : the wool takes up more room than the gold. No, Sir; I always thought Robertsou would becrushed by his own weight — would be buried under his own...and will make it as entertaining as a Persian Tale." I cannot dismiss the present topick without observing, that it is probable that Dr. Johnson, who owned...
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Johnsoniana..

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1820 - 178 pages
...fine, strike it out.' Goldsmith's abridgement is better than that of Lucins Floras, or Eutropins ; and I will venture to say, that if you compare him...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....
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Johnsoniana..

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1820 - 178 pages
...abridgement is better than that of Lucins Florus, or Eutropins ; and I will venture to say, that if yon compare him with Vertot, in the same places of the...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....
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 1

James Boswell - 1820
...to say, that if you compare him with Yettot, in the same place of the Roman History, you will tiiul that he excels Vertot. Sir, he has the art of compiling,...and will make it as entertaining as a Persian Tale." I cannot tlbimss tlie present topic without observing, that it is probable that Dr. Johnson, who owned...
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