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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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Critical and Historical Essays Contributed to the Edinburgh Review

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1875 - 876 páginas
...Johnson is assuredly a great, a very great work. Homer is not more decidedly the first of heroic poet*, Shakspeare is not more decidedly the first of dramatists,...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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Old Words and Modern Meanings: Being a Collection of Examples from Ancient ...

Thomas Whitcombe Greene - 1876 - 336 páginas
...decidedly the first of heroic poets, Shakspeare is not more decidedly the first of dramatic poets, Demosthenes is not more decidedly the first of orators,...place them. Eclipse is first, and the rest nowhere. — MACAULAY. Bodkin. A sword, or dagger. But on a time Brutus and Cassius That ever had of his estat...
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Wine and walnuts

Literary curiosities - 1876 - 386 páginas
...ON BOSWELL AS A BIOGRAPHER. THE life of Johnson is assuredly a great — a very great— work. Homer is not more decidedly the first of dramatists, Demosthenes...biographers. He has no second. He has distanced all competitors so decidedly that it is not worth while to place them. Eclipse is first, and the rest nowhere....
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Literary curiosities and eccentricities, in prose and verse, ed. by W.A ...

Literary curiosities - 1876 - 332 páginas
...first of orators, than Boswell is the first of biographers. He has no second. He has distanced all competitors so decidedly that it is not worth while...rest nowhere. We are not sure that there is in the history of the whole human intellect so strange a phenomenon as this book. Many of the greatest men...
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An Introduction to the Study of English Literature;: Comprising ...

Henry Noble Day - 1877 - 564 páginas
...quote the opinion of Macaulay: " Homer is not more decidedly the first of heroic poets, Shakespeare is not more decidedly the first of dramatists, Demosthenes...decidedly, that it is not worth while to place them." In the coordinate field of travels and voyages there is the same luxuriant product. With much diversity...
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Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1878 - 144 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...place them. Eclipse is first, and the rest nowhere. YVe are not sure that there is in the whole history of the human intellect so strange a phenomenon...
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Miscellaneous Works of Lord Macaulay, Volumen1

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1880 - 640 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...place them. Eclipse is first, and the rest nowhere. L_ "VVe are not sure that there is in the whole history of the human intellect so strange a phenomenon...
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The English Essayists: A Comprehensive Selection from the Works of the Great ...

1881 - 578 páginas
...assuredly a great— a very great work. Homer is not more decidedly the first of heroic poets, Shakespeare na of life, and even pagans could doubt, whether thus...descenBions, and makes but winter arches, and ther Ho has distanced all his competitors so decidedly that it is not worth while to place them. Eclipse...
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English Language and Literary Criticism: English prose

James Baldwin - 1883 - 612 páginas
...dramatists, Demosthenes is not more decidedly the *Dr. Wolcot : The Works qf Peter Pindar, Esq., p. 103. first of orators, than Boswell is the first of biographers....place them. Eclipse is first, and the rest nowhere." And Carlyle speaks thus: "That loose-flowing, carelesslooking work of Boswell's is a picture by one...
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Critical and historical essays

Thomas Babington Macaulay (baron [essays]) - 1883
...interest. The Life of Johnson is assuredly a great, a very great work. Homer is not more decidedly bo T! Boswcll is the first of biographers. He has no second. Ile lias distanced all his competitors so decidedly...
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