for his purposes, he disarranged the order of events a little; no grave historian ever succeeded better in painting the character of the epoch. ... And to this da it is an established popular opinion that this is the true way of writing history, only that few writers have genius enough for it. ... was a schoolmaster, I never considered a pupil thoroughly educated unless he had read Gibbon through before he left me.
|Title||:||History for Ready Reference, from the Best Historians, Biographers, and Specialists: Greece-Nibelungenlied|
|Author||:||Josephus Nelson Larned, Alan Campbell Reiley|