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" He has scenes of undoubted and perpetual excellence; but perhaps not one play, which, if it were now exhibited as the work of a contemporary writer, would be heard to the conclusion. I am indeed far from thinking, that his works were wrought to his own... "
Miscellaneous and fugitive pieces - Page 127
by Samuel Johnson - 1774
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Mr. Johnson's Preface to His Edition of Shakespear's Plays

Samuel Johnson - 1765 - 72 pages
...every mode of depravation, but which his admirer has accumulated as a monument of honour. He has fcenes of undoubted and perpetual excellence, but perhaps...work of a contemporary writer, would be heard to the conclusion. I am indeed far from thinking, that his works were wrought to his own ideas of perfection;...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: Prefaces. Tempest. Two gentlemen of Verona ...

William Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson, George Steevens - Drama - 1773
...every mode of depravation, but which his admirer has accumulated as a monument of honour. He has fcenes of undoubted and perpetual excellence, but perhaps...writer, would be heard to the conclufion. I am indeed tar [C 4 ] from thinking, that his works were wrought to his own ideas of perfection ; when they were...
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Miscellaneous and fugitive pieces [chiefly of Johnson, ed. by T. Davies].

Samuel Johnson - 1774
...of Anomalies, which fhew that he has corrupted Language by every Mode of Depravation, but which his Admirer has accumulated as a Monument of Honour. He...the Conclufion. I am indeed far from thinking that bis Works were wrought to his own Ideas of Perfection : when they were fuch as would fatisfy the Audience,...
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Deformities of Dr Samuel Johnson: Selected from his works

James Thomson Callender - 1782 - 63 pages
...to read it through *.' But the Dodtor overthrows all this within a few pages, for Shakefpeare has ' perhaps not ' one play, which if it were now exhibited...of ' a contemporary writer, would be heard to the conclujion .f".' The Rambler cannot always fupprefs his thorough contempt for the tafte of the public....
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Dramatic Writings of Will. Shakespeare

William Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson, John Bell, George Steevens - 1788
...of anomalies, which shew that he has corrupted language by every mode of depravation, but which his admirer has accumulated as a monument of honour. He...work of a contemporary writer, would be heard to the conclusion. I am indeed fary from thinking, that his works were wrought to his own ideas of pcrfeclion...
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Elegant extracts: or, Useful and entertaining passages in prose, selected ...

Vicesimus Knox - Literary Criticism - 1790 - 1019 pages
...every mode of depravation, but which his admirer has accumulated as a monument of honour. He has fcenes of undoubted and perpetual excellence, but perhaps...would be heard to the conclufion. I am indeed far from * It appears, from the induction of Bn Jonfon's HM-tlxioaKvi-Yair, tu have been aiteJ before th...
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The Plays of William Shakspeare...

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1800
...mode of depravation, but which his adn.irer has accumulated as a monument of honour. He has fcenes of undoubted and perpetual excellence, but perhaps...work of a contemporary writer, would be heard to the conclusion. I am indeed far from thinking, that his works were wrought to his own ideas of perfection;...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.: D.

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1801
...mode of depravation, but which his ad^ mirer has accumulated as a monument of honour. He has fcenes of undoubted and perpetual excellence ; but perhaps...far from thinking, that his works were wrought to hia own ideas of perfection ; when they were fuch as would iatisfy the audience, they fatisfied the...
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The plays of William Shakespeare: accurately printed from the text ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1803
...of anomalies, which show that he has corrupted language by every mode of depravation, but which his admirer has accumulated as a monument of honour. He...now exhibited as the work of a contemporary writer, VOL. i, e would be heard to the conclusion. I am indeed far from thinking, that his works were wrought...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1806
...of anomalies, which shew that he has corrupted language by every mode of depravation, but which his admirer has accumulated as a monument of honour. He...work of a contemporary writer, would be heard to the conclusion. I am indeed far from thinking, that his works were wrought to his own ideas of perfection;...
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