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"The Life of Johnson is assuredly a great, a very great work. Homer is not more decidedly the first of heroic poets, Shakspeare is not more decidedly the first of dramatists, Demosthenes is not more decidedly the first of orators, than Boswell is the first of biographers. He has no second. He has distanced all his competitors so decidedly that it is not worth while to place them. Eclipse is first, and the rest nowhere."
Who wrote the above comment about Boswell's Life of Johnson?
Choose the correct answer:Oliver Goldsmith Sir John Hawkins Charles Dickens Thomas Babington Macaulay
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