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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 Calcutta University Calendar - Стр. clxvi
авторы: University of Calcutta - 1881
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Crowned Masterpieces of Literature that Have Advanced Civilization ..., Том 7

David Josiah Brewer - 1902
...state to a few fine sights, and from having held formal conferences with a few great officers. 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...
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Literary Studies: With a Prefatory Memoir, Том 2

Walter Bagehot - 1902
...trait; he can paint, and justly paint, any manners he chooses. "A perfect historian," he tells us, " 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...
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A Selection from the Best English Essays Illustrative of the History of ...

Sherwin Cody - 1903 - Страниц: 415
...English language is spoken in any quarter of the globe. THE PERFECT HISTORIAN (Essay on History) THE perfect historian is he in whose work the character and spirit of an age is exhibited in miniature. He relates no facts, he attributes no expression to his characters, which is...
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Selections from the Writings of Lord Macaulay, Том 1

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1903 - Страниц: 475
...a few fine sights, and from having held formal conferences with a few great officers. ' Thejjerfect 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...
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Selections (mainly Autobiographical) from Nineteenth Century Prose: With Notes

John William Cunliffe - 1904 - Страниц: 322
...state to a few fine sights, and from having held formal conferences with a few great officers. 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...
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The Elements of Rhetoric and Composition

Ashley Horace Thorndike - 1905 - Страниц: 340
...sentence may, however, be periodic to a considerable degree, as in the following from Macaulay. The perfect historian is he in whose work the character and spirit of an age is exhibited in miniature. The sentence is loose, for the sense might be completed and a period placed...
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Rhetoric and Composition

Edward Fulton - 1906 - Страниц: 259
...paragraph. Observe the effectiveness of the following admirably unified paragraph from Macaulay: 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...
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British Writers on Classic Lands: A Literary Sketch

Albert Stratford George Canning - 1907 - Страниц: 296
...should be, and of this description he finally proved himself almost the embodiment. He writes : ' " 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...
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English Composition in Theory and Practice

Henry Seidel Canby - 1909 - Страниц: 404
...identifying the persons indicated by the words they modify. 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. A similar principle applies in the construction of adverb clauses. Be sure...
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English Prose Composition: With Illustrative Examples

Edward Fulton - 1911 - Страниц: 317
...Observe, in the 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 age is exhibited in miniature. He relates no fact, he attributes no expression to his characters, which is...
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