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" THERE are an hundred faults in this Thing, and an hundred things might be said to prove them beauties. But it is needless. A book may be amusing with numerous errors, or it may be very dull without a single absurdity. "
The Vicar of Wakefield: A Tale ... - Pàgina 2
per Oliver Goldsmith - 1828 - 300 pàgines
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Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the ..., Volum 1

James Boswell - 1799
...There are a hundred faults in this Thing,' said Goldsmith in the preface, ' and a hundred things might be said to prove them beauties. But it is needless....or it may be very dull without a single absurdity.' See. post, April 25, 1778. ' Anecdotes of Johnson, p. 1 19. BOSWELL. ' Life of Johnson, p. 420. BOSWELL....
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour of ..., Volum 1

James Boswell - 1799
...There are a hundred faults in this Thing,' said Goldsmith in the preface, 'and a hundred things might be said to prove them beauties. But it is needless....or it may be very dull without a single absurdity.' See post, April 25, 1778. 1 Anecdotes of Johnson, p. 1 19. BOSWELL. • Life of Johnson, p. 420. BOSWELL....
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith, Volum 1

Oliver Goldsmith - 1801
...ADVERTISEMENT. ADVERTISEMENT. J[ HERE are a hundred faults in this Thing, and a hundred things might be faid to prove them beauties. But it is needless. A book may be amufing with numerous errors, or it may be very dull without a fingle abfurdity. The hero of this piece...
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An Essay on Light Reading: As it May be Supposed to Influence Moral Conduct ...

Edward Mangin - 1808 - 213 pàgines
...refuse the tribute of unqualified praise to this novel. " The hero of this piece," says the author, " unites in himself the three greatest characters upon earth : he is a priest, a husbandman, and a father of a family ; he is drawn as ready to teach, and ready to obey ; as simple in affluence, and...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith, Volum 1

Oliver Goldsmith - 1812
...ADVERTISEMENT. ADVERTISEMENT. THERE are a hundred faults in this Thing, and a hundred things might be said to prove them beauties. But it is needless....three greatest characters upon earth ; he is a priest, an husbandman, and the father of a family. He is drawn as ready to teach, and ready to obey, as simple...
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The vicar of Wakefield. Whittingham's ed

Oliver Goldsmith - 1815
...ARLISS, PATERNOSTER ROW. 1815. c THERE are an hundred faults in this thing, and an hundred things might be said to prove them beauties : but it is needless....three greatest characters upon earth ; he is a priest, an husbandman, and the father of a family. He is drawn as ready to teach, and ready to obey — as...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volum 77

1855
...Lavergne happily quotes a happy passage from the inimitable Goldsmith — the character of Dr Primrose. " The hero of this piece unites in himself the three greatest characters on earth. He is a priest, a husbandman, and the father of a family." He mistakes in saying " Mr Western...
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The British Novelists: With an Essay, and Prefaces, Biographical ..., Volum 23

1820
...POMPEY THE LITTLE. ADVERTISEMENT. THERE are an hundred faults in this thing, and an hundred things might be said to prove them beauties. But it is needless. A book may he amusing with numerous errors, or it may be very dull without a single absurdity. The hero of this...
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The Philomathic journal, Volum 1

Philomathic institution - 1824
...unerring judgment, or invariable propriety of sentiment or of diction. But, as Goldsmith justly says, " a book may be amusing with numerous errors, or it may be very djdl without a single absurdity;" and it is, in fact, as true in literature as in morals, that excellence...
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Tales of the Fireside

Rebecca Warren Brown - 1827 - 225 pàgines
...FIRESIDE. By a Lady of Boston. -" There are an hundred faults in this thing, and an hundred things might be said to prove them beauties. But it is needless....numerous errors, or it may be very dull without a eingle absurdity." GOLDSMITH. . s *.v ,-*! r ^.yi .- -',"^Equam memento rebus in arduis Servare mentem."...
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