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" I believe that Voltaire had for this work an advantage which he has seldom enjoyed. When he treats of a distant period, he is not a man to turn over musty monkish writers to instruct himself. "
The French Librarian: Or Literary Guide, Pointing Out the Best Works of the ... - Page 168
by L. T. Ventouillac - 1829 - 536 pages
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Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, Esquire: With Memoirs of His ..., Volume 2

Edward Gibbon - Authors, English - 1796
...314—34i, 24th.]—I read the Life of Homer, p. 341—387. 28th.]—I rimmed the Siecle of Louis XW. I believe that Voltaire had for this work an advantage which he has feldom enjoyed. When he treats of a diftant period, he is not a man to turn over muily monkifh wtiters...
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Miscellaneous Works of Edw. Gibbon: With Memoirs of His Life and ..., Volume 3

Edward Gibbon - 1796
...27th.] — I read the Life of Homer , p. 387 — 394. 28th.] — Ifinifhed the Siecle of Louis XIV. \ believe that Voltaire had for this work an advantage which he has feldom enjoyed. When he treats of a diftant period , he is not a man to turn over mufty monkilh writers...
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The Monthly Anthology, and Boston Review, Volume 3

Samuel Cooper Thacher, David Phineas Adams, William Emerson - American literature - 1806
...from the most learned of historians. " I believe that Voltaire had for this work, (age of Louis XIV.) an advantage, which he has seldom enjoyed. When he...follows some compilation, varnishes it over with the magick of his style, and produces a moat agréée.tie, su/ier/icial) inaccurate performance. But there...
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The Monthly Anthology, and Boston Review, Volume 3

David Phineas Adams, William Emerson, Samuel Cooper Thacher - 1806
...had for this work, (age of Louis XIV.) an advantage, which he has seldom enjoyed. When he treats of u distant period, he is not a man to turn over musty...instruct himself. He follows some compilation, varnishes ît over with the magick of his Style, and produces a moal agreete/c, »ujicrfinali inaccurate performance....
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The Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, Esq: With Memoirs of His ..., Volume 5

Edward Gibbon - English literature - 1814
...27th.]— I read the Life of Homer, p. 387—394. 28th.]— I finished the Siècle de Louis XIV. I believe that Voltaire had for this work an advantage...musty monkish writers to instruct himself. He follows sonic compilation, varnishes it over B 4 with with the magic of his style, and produces a most agreeable,...
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The French Librarian: Or Literary Guide, Pointing Out the Best Works of the ...

L. T. Ventouillac - Best books - 1829 - 536 pages
...XIV. et celui de Louis XV. Paris, 1821, 4 vols. 8vo. and 12mo. " I finished the Siècle de Louis XIF, and believe that Voltaire had for this work an advantage...turn over musty, monkish writers to instruct himself. Me follows some compilation, varnishes it over with the magic of his style, and produces a most agreeable,...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, Esq: With Memoirs of His Life and ...

Edward Gibbon - English literature - 1837 - 848 pages
...27th. — I read the Life of Homer, p. 387 — 394. 28th.— I finished the [Siecle de Louis XIV. I believe that Voltaire had for this work an advantage...of a distant period, he is not a man to turn over r [ f | musty monkish writers to instruct himself. He follows some compilation, varnishes it over with...
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The British Magazine and Monthly Register of Religious and ..., Volume 15

Theology - 1839
...the matc* He says of him in his Journal, ( Aug. 28, 1762,) " When lie treats of a distant period, lie is not a man to turn over musty monkish writers to instruct himself. IK1 ' follows some compilation, varnishes it over with the magic of his stvle, and produces a most...
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Barbarism and Religion: Volume 1, The Enlightenments of Edward Gibbon, 1737–1764

J. G. A. Pocock - Political Science - 1999
...that Voltaire was an extraordinary man but in the conviction that he was not a substantial historian. When he treats of a distant period, he is not a man...turn over musty monkish writers to instruct himself. An antiquarian - especially a modern - was one capable of instructing himself from monkish writers....
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