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" I have not read Hume; but, doubtless, Goldsmith's History is better than the verbiage of Robertson, or the foppery of Dalrymple." BOSWELL. " Will you not admit the superiority of Robertson, in whose History we find such penetration — such painting?... "
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
...superiority of Robertson, in whose History we find such penetration — such painting ?" JOHNSON. " Sir, you must consider how that penetration and that...Joshua paints faces in a history-piece : he imagines an heroick countenance. You must look upon ^Robertson's work as romance, and try it by that standard....
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - 1807
...you must consider how that penetra- ^^ tion and that painting are employed. It is not history, 64. ' it is imagination. He who describes what he never...Joshua paints faces in a history-piece : he imagines an heroick countenance. You must look upon Robertson's work as romance, and try it by that standard. History...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1817
...superiority of Robertson, in whose History we find such penetration— such painting?" JOHNSON. .' Sir, you must consider how that penetration and that painting are employed. Ц is not history, it is imagination. He who describes what he never saw, draws from fancy. Robertson...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell - 1820
...superiority of Robertson, in whose history we find such penetration — such painting?" JOHNSON. " Sir, you must consider how that penetration and that...Joshua paints faces in a history-piece : he imagines an heroick countenance. You must look upon Robertson's work as romance, and try it by that standard. History...
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Johnsoniana..

James Boswell - 1820 - 178 pages
...superiority of Robertson, in whose history we find such penetration — such painting ?" JOHNSON. " Sir, you must consider how that penetration and that...Robertson paints minds, as sir Joshua paints faces in a history piece; he imagines an heroic countenance. You must look upon Robertson's work as romance, and...
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Johnsoniana..

James Boswell - 1820 - 178 pages
...superiority of Robertson, in whose history we find such penetration — such painting ?" JOHNSON. " Sir, you must consider how that penetration and that...Robertson paints minds, as sir Joshua paints faces in ahistory piece; he imagines an heroic countenance. You must look upon Robertson's work as romance,...
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Johnsoniana..

James Boswell - 1820 - 178 pages
...superiority of Robertson, in whose history we find such penetration — such painting ?" JOHNSON. " Sir, you must consider how that penetration and that...describes what he never saw, draws from fancy. Robertson paint* minds, as sir Joshua paints faces in ahistory piece; he imagines an heroic countenance. You...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 1

James Boswell - 1820
...of Robertson, in whose History we find such penetration— such painting ?" JOHNSON. " Sir, you mnst consider how that penetration and that painting are...imagination. He who describes what he never saw, draws from I incy. Robertson paints minds as Sir Joshua points faces in a history-piece : he imagines an heroick...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. Copious notes by Malone, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1821
...superiority of Robertson, in whose History we find such penetration — such painting ?" JOHNSON. " Sir, you must consider how that penetration and that...Joshua paints faces in a history-piece : he imagines an heroick countenance. You must look upon Robertson's work as romance, and try it by that standard. History...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson: Comprehending an Account of His Studies and ...

James Boswell - 1822
...the superiority of Robertson, in whose history we find such penetration — such painting?" JOHNSON, "Sir, you must consider how that penetration and that...Joshua paints faces in a history-piece : he imagines an heroick countenance. You must look upon Robertson's work as romance, and try it by that standard. History...
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