Histories

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Histories

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"We talked of Tacitus, and I hazarded an opinion that with all his merit for penetration, shrewdness of judgment, and terseness of expression, he was too compact, too much broken into hints as it were, and therefore too difficult to be understood. To my great satisfaction Dr. Johnson sanctioned this opinion. ""Tacitus, sir, seems to me rather to have made notes for an historical work than to have written a history""."

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Life of Johnson

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Reader
Boswell, James
Born in 1740

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Notes
Originally published 1791.

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Related people
Boswell, James
Related text or manuscript
Life of Johnson
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Histories

Reading experience
Identifer:
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Evidence

"We talked of Tacitus, and I hazarded an opinion that with all his merit for penetration, shrewdness of judgment, and terseness of expression, he was too compact, too much broken into hints as it were, and therefore too difficult to be understood. To my great satisfaction Dr. Johnson sanctioned this opinion. ""Tacitus, sir, seems to me rather to have made notes for an historical work than to have written a history""."

Source

Life of Johnson

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Reader(s) and listener(s)

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Boswell, James
Born in 1740

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Notes
Originally published 1791.

How to cite this record

You can copy this item for personal use, share it, and post it on a blog or website. It cannot be used commercially without permission. Please ensure the following credit accompanies it:

Life of Johnson
http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/dbworkshop/index.php/Detail/objects/78232
Accessed on 2019/09/19 00:37:06

Related people
Boswell, James
Related text or manuscript
Life of Johnson
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