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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 mirror of manners and of life. "
Prefaces. The tempest. The two gentlemen of Verona. The merry wives of ... - Page 4
by William Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson, George Steevens, Isaac Reed - 1778
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Mr. Johnson's Preface to His Edition of Shakespear's Plays

Samuel Johnson - 1765 - 72 pages
...but the 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...nature; the poet that holds up to his readers a faithful mirrour of manners and of life. His characters are not modified by the cuftoms of particular places,...
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The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal, Volume 33

Ralph Griffiths, G. E. Griffiths - English imprints - 1765
...verbofe ; ami then he is generally feniible, inftruclive and entertaining. * Shakefpeare, fays he, is above all writers, at leaft above all modern writers,...; the poet that holds up to his readers a faithful mirrour of manners and of life. His characters are not modified by the cuftoms of particular places,...
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Annual Register, Volume 8

Edmund Burke - History - 1766
...reader may fornxlomejudgment, by the following extraft of what Mr. Johnfon fays in favour of his poet. " Shakefpeare is, above all writers, at leaft above...; the poet that holds up to his readers a faithful mirrour of manners and of life. His characters are not modified by the cuftoms of particular places,...
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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,...-, the poet that holds up to his readers a faithful mirrour of manners and of life. His characters are not modified by the cufloms of particular places,...
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The plays of Shakespeare, from the text of S. Johnson, with the ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1771
...but the pleafures of fudden wonder are foon exhaufted, and the mind can only repofe on the ftability of truth. Shakefpeare is above all writers, at leaft...; the poet that holds up to his readers a faithful mirrour of manners and of life. His characters are not modified by the cuftoms of particular places,...
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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...not modified by the cuftoms of particular places, unpractifed by the reft of the world •, by the peculiarities of ftudies or profeflions, which can...
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Miscellaneous and fugitive pieces [chiefly of Johnson, ed. by T. Davies].

Samuel Johnson - 1774
...but the 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...; the Poet that holds up to his Readers a faithful Mirrour of Manners and of Life. His Characters are not modified by the Cuftoms of particular Places,...
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Miscellaneous and fugitive pieces

Samuel Johnson, Thomas Davies - English literature - 1774
...but the Pleafures of fudden Wonder are foon exhaufted, and the Mind can only repofe on the Stability of Truth. Shakefpeare is above all Writers, at leaft...; the Poet that holds up to his Readers a faithful Mirrour of Manners and of Life. His Characters are not modified by the Cuftoms of particular Places,...
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Miscellaneous and fugitive pieces. ...

Literary Criticism - 1774
...in Hierocles, who, when he offered 'his Houfe to Sale, carried a Brick in his Pocket ağ a Specimen. Shakefpeare is above all Writers, at leaft above all...Nature; the Poet that holds up to his Readers a faithful Mirrour of Manners and of Life. His Chara&ers are not modified, by the Cuftoms of particular Places,...
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Miscellaneous and fugitive pieces, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1774
...fudden Wonder arc foon exhaufted, and the Mind can only repofe on the Stability of Truth. Shakefpeaee is above all Writers, at leaft above all modern Writers,...; the Poet that holds up to his Readers a faithful Mirrour of Manners and of Life. His Characters are not modified by the Cuftoms of particular PUces,...
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