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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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Macaulay's Life of Samuel Johnson

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1903 - 136 páginas
...September, i8jl) 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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Macaulay's Life of Samuel Johnson: With a Selection from His Essay on Johnson

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1904 - 136 páginas
...September, 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...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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Milton. Machiavelli. Hallam's Constitutional history. Southey's Colloquies ...

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1903 - 636 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...the first of orators, than Boswell is the first of hiographers. He has no second. He has distanced all his competitors so decidedly that it is not worth...
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Life of Johnson

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1903 - 146 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...orators, than Boswell is the first of biographers. . . . We are not sure that there is in the whole history of the human intellect so strange a phenomenon...
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Methodist Magazine and Review, Volumen62

1905 - 650 páginas
...Edinburgh Review said of Boswell : " 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." The Quarterly Review pronounced his " Life of Johnson " the richest dictionary of wit and wisdom any...
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March 19, 1776-Dec. 13, 1784

James Boswell - 1907 - 638 páginas
...1773. " 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." — MACAULAY. " It is not speaking with exaggeration, but with strict measured sobriety, to say that...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson: March 19, 1776-Dec. 13, 1784

James Boswell - 1907 - 634 páginas
...1773. " 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...while to place them. Eclipse is first, and the rest nowhere."—MACAULAY. " It is not speaking with exaggeration, but with strict measured sobriety, to...
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The Psychology of Mentally Deficient Children

Naomi Norsworthy - 1908 - 648 páginas
...Boswell is the first of biog1Garnett, "English Prose from Elizabeth to Victoria," p. 4, 1881. raphers. He has no second. He has distanced all his competitors...place them. Eclipse is first, and the rest nowhere." The first sentence contains repetition in the predicate. The rhythm of thought in the second sentence,...
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Views and reviews

William Ernest Henley, Robert Louis Stevenson - 1908 - 306 páginas
...assuredly a great, a very great, book. 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 . . . Eclipse is first, and the rest nowhere.' That is hearty and exact enough. But, as I have hinted,...
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Representative Biographies of English Men of Letters

Charles Townsend Copeland, Frank Wilson Cheney Hersey - 1909 - 666 páginas
...post, p. 439. "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." — THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY, "Samuel Johnson," 1831, in Critical and Miscellaneous Essays. "Consider...
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