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" ... be buried under his own ornaments. Goldsmith tells you shortly all you want to know ; Robertson detains you a great deal too long. No man will read Robertson's cumbrous detail a second time ; but Goldsmith's plain narrative will please again and again.... "
Dr. Johnson's table-talk: aphorisms [&c.] selected and arranged from mr ... - Page 216
by Samuel Johnson - 1807
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The life of Samuel Johnson. [With] The principal corrections and ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1807 - 508 pages
...Robertson's cumbrous detail a second time ; but Goldsmith's plain narrative will please again and again. I would say to Robertson what an old tutor of a college...of his pupils : ' Read over your compositions, and where ever you meet \vith a passage which you think is particularly fine, 1773. strike it out.' Goldsmith's...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - 1807 - 526 pages
...Robertson's cumbrous detail a second time ; but Goldsmith's plain narrative will please again and again. I would say to Robertson what an old tutor of a college...of his pupils : ' Read over your compositions, and where ever you meet with a passage which you think is particularly fine, strike it out.' Goldsmith's...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1817 - 466 pages
...Goldsmith's plain narrative will plexse again and again. I would say to Robertson what an old tutor of ii college said to one of his pupils; « Read over your compositions and where ever you meet with a passage which you think is particularly tine, •trike it out.' Goldsmith's...
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The Table Talk of John Selden

John Selden - 1818 - 678 pages
...Robertson's cumbrous detail a second time; but Goldsmith's plain narrative will please again and again. I would say to Robertson what an old tutor of a college...Read over your compositions, and wherever you meet \nt\va ^assa^e. Vw\sV "javx think is LITERATURE. 217 particularly fine, strike it out.' Goldsmith's...
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Johnsoniana..

James Boswell - 1820 - 382 pages
...Robertson's cumbrous detail a second time; but Goldsmith's plain narrative will please again and again. I would say to Robertson what an old tutor of a college...is particularly fine, strike It out.' Goldsmith's abridgement is better than that of Lucins Florus, or Eutropins ; and I will venture to say, that if...
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Johnsoniana..

James Boswell - 1820 - 384 pages
...Robertson's cumbrous detail a second time; but Goldsmith's plain narrative will please again and again. I would say to Robertson what an old tutor of a college...and wherever you meet with a passage which you think IK particularly fine, strike it out.' Goldsmith's abridgement is better than that of Lucins Floras,...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 1

James Boswell - 1820 - 442 pages
...Robertson's cumbrons detail a second time; but Goldsmith's plain narrative will please again and again. I would say to Robertson what an old tutor of a college...one of his pupils; ' Read over your compositions and where ever you meet with a passage which you think is particularly fine, strike it out.' Goldsmith's...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - 1821 - 376 pages
...Robertson's cumbrous detail a second time; but Goldsmith's plain narrative will please again and again. I would say to Robertson what an old tutor of a college...is particularly fine, strike it out.' Goldsmith's abridgement is better than that of Lucius Florus or Eutropius ; and I will venture to say, that if...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. Copious notes by Malone, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1821 - 376 pages
...Robertson's cumbrous detail a second time; but Goldsmith's plain narrative will please again and again. I would say to Robertson what an old tutor of a college...is particularly fine, strike it out.' Goldsmith's abridgement is better than that of Lucius Florus or Eutropius ; and I will venture to say, that if...
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The British Prose Writers, Volume 16

1821 - 372 pages
...Robertson's cumbrous detail a second time; but Goldsmith's plain narrative will please again and again. I would say to Robertson what an old tutor of a college said to one of bis pupils : ' Read over your compositions ; and Wherever you meet with a passage which you think is...
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