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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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Representative Biographies of English Men of Letters

Charles Townsend Copeland, Frank Wilson Cheney Hersey - 1909 - 704 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...while to place them. Eclipse is first, and the rest nowhere."—THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY, "Samuel Johnson," 1831, in Critical and Miscellaneous Essays....
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Handy-book of Literary Curiosities

William S. Walsh - 1909 - 1104 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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The Musical Times and Singing-class Circular, Volumen53

1912 - 1084 páginas
...PHILIPP SPITTA. BY JEFFREY PULVER. 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,' wrote Macaulay; and what Boswell was to Johnson and English literature, that and something more was...
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The New Composition-rhetoric

Fred Newton Scott, Joseph Villiers Denney - 1911 - 488 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. 5. A constitutional statesman is in general...
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Two Years' Course in English Composition

Charles Lane Hanson - 1912 - 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...place them. Eclipse' is first, and the rest nowhere. — MACAULAY, "Essay on Johnson." EXPOSITION BY COMPARISON AND CONTRAST 596. Write a theme of at least...
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Readings in English Prose of the Nineteenth Century, Parte1

Raymond Macdonald Alden - 1917 - 362 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, l and the rest nowhere. We are not sure that there is jn the whole history of the human intellect so...
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Readings in English Prose of the Nineteenth Century

Raymond Macdonald Alden - 1917 - 716 páginas
...his reckless exaggeration and love of paradox. See Carlyle's reply in his essay on the same subject.] Boswell is the first of biographers. He has no second....is not worth while to place them. Eclipse is first, 1 and the rest nowhere. We are not sure that there is in the whole history of the human intellect so...
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Model English: The qualities of style. 1919

Francis Patrick Donnelly - 1919 - 328 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...place them. Eclipse is first, and the rest nowhere. — MACAULAY : Boswett's Johnson. This is the first sentence in the essay. It is not uncommon, especially...
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Young Boswell: Chapters on James Boswell, the Biographer, Based Largely on ...

Chauncey Brewster Tinker - 1922 - 320 páginas
...every critic would now assent : "Homer is not more decidedly the first of heroic poets, Shakespeare is not more decidedly the first of dramatists, Demosthenes...place them. Eclipse is first, and the rest nowhere." And again, "He has, in an important department of literature, immeasurably surpassed such writers as...
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Constructive English: Derivation, Spelling, Pronunciation, Grammar, Usage ...

Francis Kingsley Ball - 1923 - 488 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...place them. Eclipse is first, and the rest nowhere. — MACAULAY. 5. It has been remarked that Mr. Pecksniff was a moral man. So he was. Perhaps there...
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