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" Of the Latin historians, Tacitus was certainly the greatest. His style indeed is not only faulty in itself, but is, in some respects, peculiarly unfit for historical composition. He carries his love of effect far beyond the limits of moderation. He tells... "
The Classical Journal - Page 179
1926
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Critical and Miscellaneous Essays, Volume 1

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - English essays - 1840 - 464 pages
...greatest. His style indeed is not only faulty in itself, but is, in VOL. i. 18 some respects, peculiarly unfit for historical composition. He carries his love...finely : but he cannot tell a plain story plainly. He stimulates till stimulants lose their power. Thucydides, as we have already observed, relates ordinary...
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Critical and Miscellaneous Essays, Volume 1

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1840 - 466 pages
...greatest. His style indeed is not only faulty in itself, but is, in VOL. i. 18 some respects, peculiarly unfit for historical composition. He carries his love...moderation. He tells a fine story finely : but he can.net tell a plain story plainly. He stimulates till stimulants lose their power. Thucydides, as...
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Essays, Critical and Miscellaneous

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - English literature - 1846 - 782 pages
...certainly the greatest. His style indeed is not only faulty in itself, but is, in some respects, peculiarly No writer, 1 perhaps, ever lived, whose talents so...warrior. There were no fine nddles of the human heart to He stimulates till all stimulants lose their power. Thucydides, as we have already observed, relates...
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The Germania and Agricola of Caius Cornelius Tacitus

Cornelius Tacitus - Germanic peoples - 1847 - 214 pages
...romance and poetry. Tacitus, certainly, did not escape the infection. In the language of Macaulay, " He carries his love of effect far beyond the limits...finely, but he cannot tell a plain story plainly. He stimulates, till stimulants lose their power."* We have taken occasion in the notes to point out...
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A History of All Nations, from the Earlier Periods to the Present ..., Volume 1

World history - 1851 - 614 pages
...is, in some MODERN HISTORY-HUME. 19 respects, peculiarly unfit for historical composition. He carried his love of effect far beyond the limits of moderation....finely, but he cannot tell a plain story, plainly. His brilliant passages are far more striking when extracted from the body of the work to which they...
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The Modern British Essayists: Macaulay, T.B. Essays

English essays - 1852 - 780 pages
...certainly the greatest. His style indeed is not only faulty in itself, but is, in some respects, peculiarly er and an old friend of Meer Jaffier, could venture...liberties, answered, " I affront the Colonel — I, He stimulates till all stimulants lose their power. Thucydides, as we have already observed, relates...
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The Germania and Agricola of Caius Cornelius Tacitus

Cornelius Tacitus - 1852 - 230 pages
...romance and poetry. Tacitus, certainly, did not escape the infection. In the language of Macaulay, " He carries his love of effect far beyond the limits of moderation. He tells a fine story finely, but ha cannot tell a plain story plainly. He stimulates, till stimulants lose their power."* We have taken...
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Essays, Critical and Miscellaneous

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - English literature - 1852 - 764 pages
...certainly the greatest. His style indeed is not only faulty in itself, but is, in some respects, peculiarly unfit for historical composition. He carries his love of effect far beyond the limita of moderation. He tells a fine story finely : rot he cannot tell a plain story plainly. He stimulates...
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The Protestant Episcopal Quarterly Review, and Church Register, Volume 3

1856 - 754 pages
...indeed, (he is speaking of Tacitus,) is not only faulty in itself, but is, in some respects, peculiarly unfit for historical composition. He carries his love...moderation. He tells a fine story finely ; but he can not tell a plain story plainly. He stimulates till all stimulants lose their power. In the delineation...
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Essays, Critical and Miscellaneous

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - English essays - 1856 - 770 pages
...some respects, peculiarly unfit for historical composition. He carries his love of effect far beyor.d the limits of moderation. He tells a fine story finely : but he cannot tell a plain story plainly. He stimulates till all stimulants lose their power. Thucydides, as we have already observed, reíales...
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