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Miscellaneous and fugitive pieces - Page 120
by Samuel Johnson - 1774
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Mr. Johnson's Preface to His Edition of Shakespear's Plays

Samuel Johnson - 1765 - 72 pages
...flowers ; the compofition of Shakefpeare is a foreft, in which oaks extend b 2 - - - their it.their branches, and pines tower in the air, interfperfed...fometimes with weeds and brambles, and fometimes giving fhelter to myrtles and to rofes ; filling the eye with awful pomp, and gratifying the mind, with endlefs...
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The plays of William Shakespeare, with the corrections and illustr. of ...

William Shakespeare - 1768
...planred, varied with fliades, and fcented with flowers -, the compofirion of Sbakefyeare is a foreft, in which oaks extend 'their branches, and pines tower...interfperfed fometimes with weeds and brambles, and fotnetimes giving flicker to myrtles and to rofes -, filling the eye with awful pomp, and gratifying...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: Prefaces. Tempest. Two gentlemen of Verona ...

William Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson, George Steevens - Drama - 1773
...planted, varied with fhades, and fcented with flowers; the compofition of Shakefpeare is a foreft, in which oaks extend their branches, and pines tower...fometimes with weeds and brambles, and fometimes giving fhelter to myrtles and to rofes ; filling the eye with awful pomp, and gratifying the mind with endlefs...
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Miscellaneous and fugitive pieces [chiefly of Johnson, ed. by T. Davies].

Samuel Johnson - 1774
...planted, varied with Shades, and fcented with Flowers ; the .Compofition of Sbakefpeare is a Foreft, in which Oaks extend their Branches, and Pines tower...; filling the Eye with awful Pomp, and .gratifying th? Mind with endlefs Diverfity. Other Poets difplay Cabinets of precious Rarities, minutely fmifht.d,...
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The Morality of Shakespeare's Drama Illustrated

Mrs. Griffith (Elizabeth) - 1775 - 528 pages
...interfperfed fometimes ~\vith weeds " and brambles, and ibmetimes affording ihelter " to myrtles and roles j filling the eye with '* awful pomp, and gratifying the mind with " endlefs divcrfity." This laft- mentioned Editor is the only one who has couiidered"Shak.efpeare's writings...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare in Ten Volumes: Prefaces. The tempest. The ...

William Shakespeare - 1778 - 630 pages
...planted, varied with (hades, and fcented with flowers ; the compofition of Shakefpeare is a foreft, in which oaks extend their branches, and pines tower...fometimes with weeds and brambles, and fometimes giving flicker to myrtles and to rofes ; filling the eye with awful pomp, and gratifying the mind with endlefs...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The Adventurer. Philological tracts

Samuel Johnson, Sir John Hawkins - English literature - 1787
...planted, varied with fhades, and fcented with flowers; the compofition of Sbakefpeare is a foreft, in which oaks extend their branches, and pines tower...interfperfed fometimes with weeds and brambles, and fomefometimes giving fhcker to myrtles and to rofes; filling the eye with awful pomp, and gratifying...
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Elegant extracts: or, Useful and entertaining passages in prose, selected ...

Vicesimus Knox - Literary Criticism - 1790 - 1019 pages
...planted, varied with ihades, and fcented with flowers; the compofition of Shakeipeare is a foreft, in which oaks extend their branches, and pines tower...fometimes with weeds and brambles, and fometimes giving fhelter to myrtles and to rofes ; filling the eye with awful pomp, and gratifying the mind w:th endlefs...
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The Plays of William Shakspeare: In Fifteen Volumes. With the ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1793
...diligently planted, varied with (hades, and fcented with flowers; the compofition of Shakfpeare is a foreft, in which oaks extend their branches, and pines tower...fometimes with weeds and brambles, and fometimes giving fhelter to myrtles and to rofcs ; filling the eye with awful pomp, and gratifying the mind with endlefs...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Passages in Prose: Selected ...

1797 - 1120 pages
...planted, varied vvitli (hades, and fcented with flo\vers; the compofition of Shakefpeare is a fore It, in which oaks extend their branches, and pines tower in the air, interfperfed fometimes v/ih weeds and brambles, and fometimes giving iheltcr to myrtles and to rofes ; filling the eye \viih...
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