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The plays of William Shakespeare, with the corrections and illustr. of ... - Page viii
by William Shakespeare - 1768
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Mr. Johnson's Preface to His Edition of Shakespear's Plays

Samuel Johnson - 1765 - 72 pages
...kept the favour of his countrymen. Nothing can pleafc many, and pleafe long, but juft reprefentations of general nature. Particular manners can be known...foon exhaufted, and the mind can only repofe on the (lability of truth. Shakefpeare is above all writers, at leaft above all modern writers, the poet of...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: Prefaces. Tempest. Two gentlemen of Verona ...

William Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson, George Steevens - Drama - 1773
...reprefentations of general nature. Particula. manners can be known to few, and therefore few only canjudge how nearly they are copied. The irregular combinations...foon exhaufted, and the mind can only repofe on the (lability of truth. •" - • • Shakefpeare is above all writers, at leaft above all modem writers,...
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Miscellaneous and fugitive pieces [chiefly of Johnson, ed. by T. Davies].

Samuel Johnson - 1774
...kept the Favour of his Countrymen. Nothing can pleafc many, and* pleafe long, but juft Reprefentations of general Nature. Particular Manners can be known...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 - English literature - 1774
...kept the Favour of his Countiymen. Nothing can pleafe many, and pleafe long, but juft Reprefentations of general Nature. Particular Manners can 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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The Plays of William Shakespeare in Ten Volumes: Prefaces. The tempest. The ...

William Shakespeare - 1778 - 630 pages
...kept the favour of his countrymen. .1 Nothing can pleafc many, and pleafe long, but reprefentations of general nature. Particular manners can be known...foon exhaufted, and the mind can only repofe on the {lability of truth. Shakefpeare is above all writers, at leaft above all modern writers, the poet of...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The Adventurer. Philological tracts

Samuel Johnson, Sir John Hawkins - English literature - 1787
...kept the favour of his countrymen. Nothing can pieafe many, and pleafe long, but juft reprefcntaiions of general nature. Particular manners can be known...of life fends us all in queft; but the pleafures of iudden wonder are foon exhaufted, and the mind can only repuie on the liability of truth. Sbakefpeare...
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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
...kept the favour of his countrymen. Nothing can pleafe many, and pleafc long, but juft reprefentations of general nature. Particular manners can be known...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
...kept the favour of his countrymen. Nothing can pleafe many and pleafe long, but jufl reprefentations of general nature. Particular manners can be known...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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