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" The perfect historian is he in whose work the character and spirit of an age is exhibited in miniature. He relates no fact, he attributes no expression to his characters which is not authenticated by sufficient testimony. But, by judicious selection,... "
The National Review - Стр. 375
редактор(ы): - 1856
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A Handbook of Literary Criticism: An Analysis of Literary Forms in Prose and ...

William Henry Sheran - 1905 - Страниц: 578
...one in whose work the character and spirit of an age are exhibited in miniature. He relates no fact, attributes no expression to his characters, which is not authenticated by sufficient testimony ; the true historian shows us the court, the camp, the senate. He shows us also the nation. He considers...
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Rhetoric and Composition

Edward Fulton - 1906 - Страниц: 259
...the effectiveness of the following admirably unified paragraph from Macaulay: The perfect historian is he in whose work the character and spirit of an...selection, rejection, and arrangement, he gives to the truth those attractions which have been usurped by fiction. In his narrative a due subordination...
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British Writers on Classic Lands: A Literary Sketch

Albert Stratford George Canning - 1907 - Страниц: 296
...description he finally proved himself almost the embodiment. He writes : ' " The perfect historian is he in whose work the character and spirit of an...those attractions which have been usurped by fiction ." Macaulay's avowed liking for scholastic education and delightful recollections even of school life,...
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Estimations in Criticism: Prose-writers: Edward Gibbon. Thomas Babington ...

Walter Bagehot - 1909
...command. He delineates any trait ; he can paint, and justly paint, any manners he chooses. ' [The] perfect historian,' he tells us, ' is he in whose...miniature. He relates no fact, he attributes no expression to^his^char1 Essay on ' History.' All the other quotations on the page are from the same source. acters,...
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English Prose Composition: With Illustrative Examples

Edward Fulton - 1911 - Страниц: 317
...following paragraph, for example, how carefully the writer keeps to his topic : The perfect historian is he in whose work the character and spirit of an...selection, rejection, and arrangement, he gives to the truth those attractions which have been usurped by fiction. In his narrative a due subordination...
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English Composition in Theory and Practice

Henry Seidel Canby, Frederick Erastus Pierce, Henry Noble MacCracken, Alfred Arundel May, Thomas Goddard Wright - 1920 - Страниц: 465
...and so are unified parts of the sentence The man whom you mention is my uncle. The perfect historian is he in whose work the character and spirit of an age is exhibited in miniature. All this world, and all the glory of it, were at once offered to a young man, to whom nature had given...
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What Can Literature Do for Me?

Charles Alphonso Smith - 1913 - Страниц: 226
...two successive paragraphs from each of our chosen essayists : FROM MACAULAY* "The perfect historian is he in whose work the character and spirit of an...which is not authenticated by sufficient testimony. *Essay on History. But by judicious selection, rejection, and arrangement, he gives to truth those...
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Elbert Hubbard's Scrap Book: Containing the Inspired and Inspiring ...

Elbert Hubbard - 1923 - Страниц: 228
...is for us to express love in terms of human helpfulness. — David Starr Jordan. perfect historian is he in whose work the character and spirit of an...which is not authenticated by sufficient testimony «» By judicious selection, rejection and arrangement, he gives to truth those attractions which have...
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Elbert Hubbard's Scrap Book: Containing the Inspired and Inspiring ...

Elbert Hubbard - 1923 - Страниц: 228
...is for us to express love in terms of human helpfulness. — David Starr Jordan. perfect historian is he 'in whose work the character and spirit of an...relates no fact, he attributes no expression to his characters.which is not authenticated by sufficient testimony »» By judicious selection, rejection...
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What Can Literature Do for Me?

Charles Alphonso Smith - 1924 - Страниц: 220
...two successive paragraphs from each of our chosen essayists: FROM MACAULAY 1 The perfect historian is he in whose work the character and spirit of an age is exhibited in miniature. He relates 1 Essay on History. no fact, he attributes no expression to his characters which is not authenticated...
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