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" Whether, indeed, we take him as a poet, — as a comic writer, — or as an historian, he stands in the first class. "
The General Biographical Dictionary:: Containing an Historical and Critical ... - Seite 82
von Alexander Chalmers - 1814
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith, Band 1

Oliver Goldsmith - 1801
...great critic,-}-) " As a writer he was of the moft diftinguifhed abili" ties. Whatever he compofed, he did it better " than any other man could. And whether we " confider him as a Poet, as a Comic Writer, or " as an Hiftorian, (fo far as regards his powers of...
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The Poetical Works of Oliver Goldsmith: With an Account of His Life ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1805 - 148 Seiten
...his ' Deserted Village,' were it not sometimes too much the echo of his ' Traveller.' Whether we take him as a poet, as a comic writer, or as an historian, he stands in the first class.' " We have before observed, that his poem pf " RETALIATION" was provoked...
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Smart, Wilkie, P. Whitehead, Fawkes, Lovibond, Harte, Langhorne, Goldsmith ...

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...great critic) " as a writer he was of the most distinguished abilities. Whatever he composed he did k better than any other man could. And whether we consider...composition,), he was one of the first writers of bis time, and will ever stand in the foremost class." .Although this character may be thought in some...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including ..., Band 16

Alexander Chalmers - 1810
...with all his defects, (to conclude nearly in the words of that great critic) " as a writer he •was of the most distinguished abilities. Whatever he composed...man could. And whether we consider him as a poet, «s a comic writer, or as an historian (so far as regards his powers of composition,), he was one of...
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The provok'd husband, by Sir J. Vanbrugh and C. Cibber. The conscious lovers ...

James Plumptre - 1812
...critic,+) " As » BosweH's Life, Vol. IV. p. 29. 4th, Edit, + Ibid. Vol, III. p. 273. *' a writer he was of the most distinguished abilities. " Whatever he...as a Comic Writer, or as an Historian, (so far as re*' gards his powers of composition,) he was one of the " first writers of his time, and will ever...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With Critical Observations on His Works

Robert Anderson - 1815 - 639 Seiten
...be remembered ; he was a very great man." * His death was an irreparable loss to English literature. Whether we consider him as a poet, as a comic writer, or an historian, (so far as regards his powers of composition), he was one of the first writers of his...
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The British Plutarch: Containing the Lives of the Most Eminent Divines ...

Francis Wrangham - 1816
...with some warmth; "Pshaw! I can. do it better myself ! " With all his defects, as a writer, he was of the most distinguished abilities. Whatever he composed, he did it better than any other man could. He had the art of being minute without tedioushess, and general without confusion; copious without...
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Johnsoniana: from Boswell's life of the great lexicographer and moralist ...

James Boswell - 1820
...Deserted Village, were it not sometimes too much the echo of his Traveller. Whether, indeed, we take him as a poet, as a comic writer, or as an historian — be stands in the- first classi" -BOSWELL. " An historian ! my dear sir, you will surely not rank...
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The Works of the British Poets, with Lives of the Authors, Band 30

1822
...with all his defects, (to conclude nearly in the words of that great critic) ' as a writer, he was of the most distinguished abilities. Whatever he composed, he did it better than any other man could. \nd whether we consider him as a poet, as a comic writer, or as an historian, (so far as regards his...
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The Vicar of Wakefield: A Tale

Oliver Goldsmith - 1823 - 214 Seiten
...defects in conversation. " As a writer," says Dr Johnson, " he was of the most distinguished class. Whatever he composed, he did it better than any other man could. And whether we regard him as a poet, as a comic writer, or as a historian, he was one of the first writers of his...
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