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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... "
The life of Samuel Johnson ... including A journal of a tour to the Hebrides ... - Página 205
por James Boswell - 1831
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Dr. Johnson's table-talk: aphorisms [&c.] selected and arranged ..., Volumen2

Samuel Johnson - 1807
...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." Dr. Goldsmith's play, ' She Stoops to Conquer,' being mentioned, Johnson said, " I know of no comedy...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith, Volumen1

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, Volumen2

James Boswell - 1817
...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...entertaining as a Persian Tale." I cannot dismiss the present topic without observing, that it is probable that Dr. Juhneon, who owned that he often " talked for...
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The Table Talk of John Selden

John Selden - 1818 - 180 páginas
...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." 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
...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...probable that Dr. Johnson, who owned that he often " lalked for victory," rather urged plausible objections to Dr. Robertson's excellent historical works,...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, Volumen1

James Boswell - 1820
...you will tiiul 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...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 that...
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Johnsoniana..

James Boswell - 1820 - 178 páginas
...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." Boswell adds, " I cannot dismiss the present topic without observing, that it is probable that Dr....
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Johnsoniana..

James Boswell - 1820 - 178 páginas
...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. Johnson,...that he often ' talked for victory,' rather urged plansible objections to Dr. Ro bertson's excellent historical works, in the ardour of contest, than...
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The British Prose Writers, Volumen16

1821
...will find that he excels Vertot. Sir, he has the art of compiling, and of saying every thing he lias to say in a pleasing manner. He is now writing a Natural...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. [With] The principal corrections and ..., Volumen2

James Boswell - 1822
...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...it is probable that Dr. Johnson, who owned that he oiien " talked for victory," rather urged plausible objections to Dr. Robertson's excellent historical...
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