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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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Classified Catalogue of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, 1912 ..., Volumen11

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - 1926 - 848 páginas
...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, —...orators, than Boswell is the first of biographers... Many of the greatest men that have ever lived have written biography; Boswell was one of the smallest...
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volumen129

1922 - 942 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...
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volumen129

1922 - 1416 páginas
...assent: 'Homen is not more decidedly the first of heroic ] poets, Shakespeare is not more decided- I ly the first of dramatists, Demosthenes/ is not more...place them. Eclipse is first, and the rest nowhere." And again, ' He has, in an important depart357 ment of literature, immeasurably surpassed such writers...
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The Language of Horse Racing

Gerald Hammond - 2000 - 248 páginas
...this sense is from 1831, in Macaulay's estimation of Boswell's superiority in the art of biography: 'He has no second. He has distanced all his competitors...place them. Eclipse is first, and the rest nowhere.' The sense of 'place' from which the racing usage derives is that of 'position or standing in the social...
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Charles W. Chesnutt: Essays and Speeches: Essays and Speeches

Joseph R. McElrath, Jr., Robert C. Leitz, Jesse S. Crisler - 2001 - 644 páginas
...Homer is not more decidedly the first of heroic poets, Shakespeare the first of dramatists, Demosthenes the first of orators than Boswell is the first of...place them. Eclipse is first and the rest nowhere." But side by side with this superb panegyric of the book, comes with Macaulay's love of paradox, his...
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Friendships Across Ages: Johnson and Boswell : Holmes and Laski

Jeffrey O'Connell, Thomas E. O'Connell - 2008 - 208 páginas
...great— a very great work. Homer is not more decidedly the first of heroic poets— Shakspeare [sic] is not more decidedly the first of dramatists— Demosthenes...place them. Eclipse is first, and the rest nowhere. If the book stands high, the man (like Laski) stands much lower. Boswell's personal reputation, in...
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Das eigene und das fremde Leben: biographische Identitätsentwürfe in der ...

Helga Schwalm - 2007 - 422 páginas
...spricht von Boswells Werk als "a new species of biography;" zitiert nach Boswell, Life, Vol. 4, p. 391. "Boswell is the first of biographers. He has no second....while to place them. Eclipse is first, and the rest nowhere."308 Diese Einschätzung gilt noch bis ins 20. Jahrhundert: Boswells Life of Johnson wird zum...
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An Eighteenth Century Gentlemen and Other Essays

S. C. Roberts - 2010 - 148 páginas
...artistic triumph its proper praise: 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. So far, so good. But when Macaulay begins to contemplate Boswell the Man, what does he find? He finds...
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The Dublin Review, Volumen23

Nicholas Patrick Wiseman - 1847 - 570 páginas
...Macaulay, in reviewing the book, " 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 has distanced all his competitors," &c. Such, too, is the general opinion, maintained from its origin in...
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