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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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A System of Rhetoric

Charles William Bardeen - 1884 - 828 páginas
...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...bi-ographers. 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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A System of Rhetoric

Charles William Bardeen - 1884 - 828 páginas
...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...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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A System of Rhetoric

Charles William Bardeen - 1884 - 830 páginas
...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...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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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Together with the Journal of a ..., Volumen1

James Boswell - 1884 - 744 páginas
...the Tour to the Hebrides." Macaulay was right when he said : " Boswell is the first of biographers. He has distanced all his competitors so decidedly...place them. Eclipse is first, and the rest nowhere." Yet this language, strong as it is, exaggerated as many have thought it, is not more pronounced and...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Together with the Journal of a Tour to ...

James Boswell - 1884 - 724 páginas
...of a great man should be. Macaulay was right when he said : " Boswell is the first of biographers. He has distanced all his competitors so decidedly...place them. Eclipse is first, and the rest nowhere." Yet this language, strong as it is, exaggerated as many have thought it, is not more pronounced and...
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Life of Samuel Johnson

Francis Richard Charles Grant - 1887 - 216 páginas
...of a work, which everybody has read, and everybody has praised. Lord Macaulay speaks of Boswell as "the first of biographers. He has no second. He has...place them. Eclipse is first, and the rest nowhere." Carlyle's description is equally enthusiastic : " Out of the fifteen millions," he writes, "that then...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Together with The Journal of a ..., Volumen1

James Boswell - 1889 - 558 páginas
...of a great man should be. Macaulay was right when he said : " Boswell is the first of biographers. He has distanced all his competitors so decidedly...place them. Eclipse is first, and the rest nowhere." Yet this language, strong as it is, exaggerated as many have thought it, is not more pronounced and...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Together with The Journal of a ..., Volumen1

James Boswell - 1889 - 574 páginas
...of a great man should be. Macaulay was right when he said : " Boswell is the first of biographers. He has distanced all his competitors so decidedly...place them. Eclipse is first, and the rest nowhere." Yet this language, strong as it is, exaggerated as many have thought it, is not more pronounced and...
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Reviews, Essays, and Poems

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1890 - 1104 páginas
...interest. The Life of Johnson is assuredly a great, a very great work. Homer is not more decidedly ies of such a spirit, and the degradation of such a name. The unhappy man competi- . , Boewell , . , ,. . the first of tors so decidedly that biographers. it is not worth while...
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The Bookman: A Review of Books and Life, Volumen2

1890 - 582 páginas
...Macaulay was wont to assist them. "Homer is not more decidedly the first of heroic poets, Shakespeare is not more decidedly the first of dramatists, Demosthenes...orators than Boswell is the first of biographers." "Though there were many clever men in England during the latter half of the seventeenth century, there...
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