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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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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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Handy-book of Literary Curiosities

William S. Walsh - 1892 - 1116 páginas
...passed into a familiar illustration. 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. He has distanced all competitors so decidedly that it is not worth while to place them. Eclipse is first,...
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A Handbook of English Composition

James Morgan Hart - 1895 - 360 páginas
...with Macaulay's direct boldness : 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. * Qenung, Outlines of Rhetoric, p. 203. We cannot learn too soon or too thoroughly that similarity...
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Macaulay's Life of Samuel Johnson: Together with His Essay on Johnson

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1896 - 270 páginas
...1831) 1. 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...Demosthenes is not more decidedly the first of orators, than Bosvvell is the first of biographers. He 5 has no second. He has distanced all his competitors so decidedly...
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Composition-rhetoric: Designed for Use in Secondary Schools

Fred Newton Scott, Joseph Villiers Denney - 1897 - 392 páginas
...assuredly a great, a very great work. Homer is not more decidedly the first of heroic poets, Shakespeare is not more decidedly the first of dramatists, Demosthenes...is not worth while to place them. Eclipse is first, the rest nowhere. — MACAULAY : Boswell's Life of Johnson. A constitutional statesman is in general...
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Macaulay's Life of Samuel Johnson: Together with His Essay on Johnson

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1897 - 202 páginas
...1831) 1. 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. He 5 has no second. He has distanced all his competitors so decidedly that it is not worth while to place...
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Macaulay's Essay on Milton

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1909 - 179 páginas
...unfair. His absurd paradox about Boswell is almost too well known to repeat. 'Shakespeare,' he says, 'is not more decidedly the first of dramatists, Demosthenes...decidedly that it is not worth while to place them. ' But 'of the talents which ordinarily raise men to eminence as writers, Boswell had absolutely none....
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A Critical Dictionary of English Literature and British and American Authors ...

Samuel Austin Allibone - 1899 - 1172 páginas
...assuredly a great, a very great work. Homer Is not more decidedly the first of heroic Poets. — Sbakupeare Is not more decidedly the first of Dramatists. —...Orators, than Boswell Is the first of biographers. He haa distanced all his competitors so decidedly that it Is not worth while to place them : Kcllpso Is...
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The Essentials of Prose Composition

James Morgan Hart - 1901 - 186 páginas
...comparison or a contrast. For example : 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. — MACAULAY. But, my lord, you may quit the field of business, though not the field of danger; and,...
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Macaulay's Life of Samuel Johnson

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1903 - 136 páginas
...September, i8j1) 1. 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...the first of biographers. He has no second. He has 5 distanced all his competitors so decidedly that it is not worth while to place them. Eclipse is first,...
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