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" Shakespeare is above all writers, at least above all modern writers, the poet of nature; the poet that holds up to his readers a faithful mirrour of manners and of life. His characters are not modified by the customs of particular places, unpractised... "
Annual Register - Page 313
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Mr. Johnson's Preface to His Edition of Shakespear's Plays

Samuel Johnson - 1765 - 72 pages
...pleafures of fudden wonder are foon exhaufted, and the mind can only repofe on the (lability of truth. Shakefpeare is above all writers, at leaft above all...not modified by the cuftoms of particular places, unpradtifed by the reft of the world ; by the peculiarities of ftudies or profeflions, which can operate...
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The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal, Volume 33

Ralph Griffiths, G. E. Griffiths - English imprints - 1765
...inftruclive and entertaining. * Shakefpeare, fays he, is above all writers, at lead above all modjern writers, the poet of nature ; the poet that holds...characters are not modified by the cuftoms of particular pbces, unpractiied by the reft of the world ; by the peculiarities of (ludies or profeflions, which...
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The plays of William Shakespeare, with the corrections and illustr. of ...

William Shakespeare - 1768
...fudden wonder are foon exhaufted, and the mind can only repofe on the ftability of truth. Skakefpeare is above all writers, at leaft above all modern writers,...and of life. His characters are not modified by the cufloms of particular places, unpraflifed by the reft of the world ; by the peculiarities of ftudies...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: Prefaces. Tempest. Two gentlemen of Verona ...

William Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson, George Steevens - Drama - 1773
...on the (lability of truth. •" - • • Shakefpeare is above all writers, at leaft above all modem writers, the poet of nature ; the poet that holds up to his readers a faithful mirror of manners and of life. His characters are not modified by the cuftoms of particular places,...
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Miscellaneous and fugitive pieces [chiefly of Johnson, ed. by T. Davies].

Samuel Johnson - 1774
...Pleafures of fudden Wonder are foon exhanfted, and the Mind can only repofe on the Stability of Truth. Shakefpeare is above all Writers, at leaft above all...not modified by the Cuftoms of particular Places, unpractifed by the reft of the World ; by the Peculiarities of Studies or Profeffions, which can operate...
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Miscellaneous and fugitive pieces, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1774
...Pleafures of fudden Wonder arc foon exhaufted, and the Mind can only repofe on the Stability of Truth. Shakefpeare is above all Writers, at leaft above all:...not modified by the Cuftoms of particular Places, unpra£lifed by the reft of the World ; by the Peculiarities of Studies or Profeffions, which can operate...
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Miscellaneous and Fugitive Pieces, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson, Thomas Davies - 1774
...Truth. Shakefpeare is above all Writers, at leaft above all modern Writers, the Poet of Nature ; trie Poet that holds up to his Readers a faithful Mirrour...not modified by the Cuftoms of particular Places, unpractifed by the reft of the World j by the Peculiarities of Studies or Profeflions, which can operate...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare in Ten Volumes: Prefaces. The tempest. The ...

William Shakespeare - 1778 - 630 pages
...above all modern writers, the poet of nature; the poet that fields up to his readers a faithful mirror of manners and of life. His characters are not modified by the \ c^ftoms of particular places, unpradtifed by the reft of the world; by the peculiarities of ftudies...
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Prose on Several Occasions;: Accompanied with Some Pieces in Verse, Volume 2

George Colman - 1787
...fuppofe to be ftampsd on works by the fuffrage of antiquity, the writer proceeds thus : " SHAKESPEARE is above all writers, at leaft above all modern writers,...not modified by the cuftoms of particular places, unpractifed by the reft of the world; by the peculiarities of ftudies or profcflions, which can operate...
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Prose on Several Occasions: Accompanied with Some Pieces in Verse, Volume 2

George Colman - Biography & Autobiography - 1787
...by the fuffrageof antiquity, the writer proceeds thus : " SHAKESPEARE is above all writers, at lead above all modern writers, the Poet of Nature: the...not modified by the cuftoms of particular places, unpra&ifed by the reft of the world i by the peculiarities of ftudies or profeffions, which can operate...
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