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The Plays of William Shakespeare in Ten Volumes: Prefaces. The tempest. The ... - Page 4
by William Shakespeare - 1778
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Miscellaneous and fugitive pieces [chiefly of Johnson, ed. by T. Davies].

Samuel Johnson - 1774
...has gained and kept the Favour of his Countrymen. Nothing can pleafc many, and* pleafe long, but juft Reprefentations of general Nature. Particular Manners...delight a-while, by that Novelty of which the common Satiety of Life fends us all in queft ; but the Pleafures of fudden Wonder are foon exhanfted, and...
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Miscellaneous and Fugitive Pieces, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson, Thomas Davies - 1774
...has gained and kept the Favour of his Countrymen. Nothing can pleafe many, and pleafe long, but juft Reprefentations of general Nature. Particular Manners...The irregular Combinations of fanciful Invention may VOL. II. H delight delight a- while, by that Novelty of whkft the common Satiety of Life fends us all...
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Miscellaneous and fugitive pieces, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1774
...has gained and kept the Favour of his Countiymen. Nothing can pleafe many, and pleafe long, but juft Reprefentations of general Nature. Particular Manners...be known to few, and therefore few only can judge haw nearly they are copied. The irregular Combinations of fanciful Invention may VOL. II, H delight...
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Dramatic Writings of Will. Shakespeare

William Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson, John Bell, George Steevens - 1788
...kept the favour of his countrymen. Nothing can please many, and please long, but just representations of general nature. Particular manners can be known...delight awhile, by that novelty of which the common satiety of life sends us all in quest ; but the pleasures of sudden bonder are soon exhausted,- and...
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Elegant extracts: or, Useful and entertaining passages in prose, selected ...

Vicesimus Knox - Literary Criticism - 1790 - 1019 pages
...kept the favour of his countrymen. Nothing can pleafe many, and pleafe long, but juft representations of general nature. Particular manners can be known...invention may delight awhile, by that novelty of which the со m пол faticty of life fends us all in queil; but the pleafures of fuddea wonder are foon...
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The Plays of William Shakspeare: In Fifteen Volumes. With the ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1793
...has gained and kept the favour of his countrymen. Nothing can pleafe many, and pleafc long, but juft reprefentations of general nature. Particular manners...the common fatiety of life fends us all in queft; the pleafures of fudden wonder are foon exhaufted, and the mind can only repofe on the ftability of...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Passages in Prose: Selected ...

1797 - 1120 pages
...has gained and kept the favour of his countrymen. Nothing can pleafe many and pleafe long, but jufl reprefentations of general nature. Particular manners...of which the common fatiety of life fends us all in queil ; but the pleafures of fudden wonder are foon cxhauiled, and the mind can only repofe on the...
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The Plays of William Shakspeare...

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1800
...juft repi dentitions of gener:! nature. Particular manners can be known to few, and therefore few oniy can judge how nearly they are copied. The irregular...which the common fatiety of life fends us all in queft 5 the pleafures of fudden wonder are foon exhaufted, and the mind can only repofe on the ftability...
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The Plays of William Shakspeare: With the Corrections and ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare, George Steevens, Isaac Reed, Samuel Johnson - 1803
...kept the favour of his countrymen. Nothing can pleafe many, and pleafe long, but juft representations of general nature. Particular manners can be known...which the common fatiety of life fends us all in queft ; the pleafures of fudden wonder are foon exhaufted, and the mind can only repofe on the ftability...
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The plays of William Shakespeare: accurately printed from the text ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1803
...kept the favour of his countrymen. Nothing can please many, and please long, but just representations of general nature. Particular manners can be known...delight awhile, by that novelty of which the common satiety of life sends us all in quest; the pleasures of sudden wonder are soon exhausted, and the mind...
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