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" Homer is not more decidedly the first of heroic poets, Shakspeare is not more decidedly the first of dramatists, Demosthenes is not more decidedly the first of orators, than Boswell is the first of biographers. He has no second. He has distanced all his... "
Essays, Critical and Miscellaneous - Página 139
por Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1856 - 744 páginas
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour ..., Volumen1

James Boswell - 1799 - 640 páginas
...Bos•well, p. 265. 1 Pope's Prologue to Addison's Cato, 1. 4. * ' . . . Boswell is the first of biographers. He has distanced all his competitors so decidedly...place them. Eclipse is first, and the rest nowhere.' Macaulay's Essays, i. 374. ' See post, Sept. 17. 1777, and Malone's note of March 15, 1781, and Boswell's...
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Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the ..., Volumen1

James Boswell - 1799 - 648 páginas
...p. 265. ' Pope's Prologue to Addison's Cato, l. 4. * • . . . Boswell is the first of biographers. He has distanced all his competitors so decidedly...place them. Eclipse is first, and the rest nowhere.' Macaulay's Essays, i. 374. ' See post, Sept. 17, 1777, and Malone's note of March 15, 1781, and Boswell's...
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volumen54

1831 - 652 páginas
...interest. The Life of Johnson is assuredly a great — a very great work. Homer is not more decidedly the first of heroic poets, — Shakspeare is not more...orators, than Boswell is the first of biographers, lie has no second. He has distanced all his competitors so decidedly, that it is not worth while to...
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The life of Samuel Johnson ... including A journal of his tour to ..., Volumen1

James Boswell - 1835 - 368 páginas
...the best books in the world. It is assuredly a great, a very great, work. Homer is not more decidedly the first of heroic poets, — Shakspeare is not more...orators, than Boswell is the first of biographers. He has distanced all his competitors so decidedly, that it is not worth while to place them: Eclipse is first,...
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Critical and Miscellaneous Essays, Volumen2

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1840 - 512 páginas
...interest. The life of Johnson is assuredly a great, a very great work. Horner is not more decidedly the first of heroic poets, Shakspeare is not more...Demosthenes is not more decidedly the first of orators, than Bos well is the first of biographers. He has no second. He has distanced all his competitors so decidedly,...
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The Dublin review, Volumen23

1847 - 560 páginas
...assuredly a great, a very great work. Homer is not more decidedly the first of heroic poets, Shakspearc is not more decidedly the first of dramatists, Demosthenes...orators, than Boswell is the first of biographers. He has distanced all his competitors," &c. Such, too, is the general opinion, maintained from its origin in...
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Notes and Queries

1898 - 714 páginas
...with the Editor's permission, in ' N. it Q.' " Homer is not more decidedly the first of heroic poete, Shakspeare is not more decidedly the first of dramatists,...biographers. He has no second. He has distanced all his comiKîtitors so decidedly that it is not worth while to place them." But we must remember that when...
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Notes and Queries

1867 - 696 páginas
...(Routledge.) Macaulay characterised Bostrell's Johnson " as a great, a very great work"; adding very justly: " Boswell is the first of biographers. He has no second....that it is not worth while to place them. Eclipse is rirst, and the rest nowhere." Of this wonderful book, we have now before us, a wonderfully cheap and...
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Critical and miscellaneous essays, by an octogenarian (J. Roche).

James Roche - 1851
...assuredly a great, a very great work. Homer is not more decidedly the first of heroic poets, Shakspere is not more decidedly the first of dramatists, Demosthenes...orators, than Boswell is the first of biographers. He has distanced all his competitors," &c. Such, too, is the general opinion, maintained from its origin in...
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Critical, Historical, and Miscellaneous Essays and Poems, Volumen1

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1852 - 744 páginas
...of dramatists, Demosthenes is not more decidedly the first of oraturs, than Boswell is the first nf biographers. He has no second. He has distanced all...not sure that there is in the whole history of the hitman intellect so strange я phenomenon as this book. Many of the greatest men that ever lived have...
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