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The plays of William Shakespeare: accurately printed from the text of the ... - Page xci
by William Shakespeare - 1803
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden ..., Volume 1, Issue 2

John Dryden - 1800
...them, in my opinion, at least his equal, perhaps7 his superior. To begin, then, with Shakspeare. He was the man who of all modern, and perhaps ancient...he describes any thing, you more than see it, you ' It is curious io observe with what caution our author speaks, when he ventures to place Shakspeare...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden: Now ..., Volume 2

John Dryden - 1800
...them, in my opinion, at least his equal, perhaps7 his superior. To begin, then, with Shakspeare. He was the man who of all modern, and perhaps ancient...he describes any thing, you more than see it, you 7 It is curious to observe with what caution our author speaks, when he ventures to place Shakspeare...
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The Monthly mirror: reflecting men and manners : with strictures ..., Volume 17

Performing Arts - 1804
...character which Dryden has drawn of Shakeipeire is not only just, but' uncommonly elegant and happy. " He was the man who, of all modern, and perhaps ancient...soul. All the images of nature were still present to hftfi, and lie drew them not labouriously, but luckily. When *e rilescribes any'tliing, you more than...
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Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres, Volume 2

Hugh Blair - English language - 1807
...the man, who of all modern, and perhaps ancient poets, had the largest and ran t comprehensive s.sul. All the images of nature were still present to him,...describes any thing, you more than see it; you feel it tooThey who accuse him of wanting learning, give him the greatest commendation. He was naturally learned....
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Lectures on rhetoric and belles lettres, Volume 3

Hugh Blair - 1811
...character which Dryden has drawn of Shakespeare is not only just, but uncommonly elegant and happy. / " He was " the man, who, of all modern, and perhaps ancient...nature were still present to him, and he drew them not labo" riously, but luckily. When he describes any thing, you more " than see it ; you feel it too....
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Elegant extracts: a copious selection of passages from the most eminent ...

Elegant extracts - 1812
...and only Mr. Waller among .the English. Dryden. REMARKS ON SOME OF THE UEST ENGLISH DRAMATIC POETS. SHAKSPEARE was the man who, of all modern and perhaps...he drew them not laboriously, but luckily : when he describe any thing, you more than see it, you feel it too Those who accuse him to have wanted learning,...
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The flowers of modern history: comprehending on a new plan, the most ...

John Adams - History, Modern - 1813 - 310 pages
...character which Dryden has drawn of Shakespeare, is not only just, but uncommonly elegant and happy. " He was the man, who of all modern, and perhaps ancient...laboriously, but luckily. When he describes any thing, you may then see it ; you feel it too. They who accuse him of wanting learning, give him the greatest commendation....
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare, in Ten Volumes: The author's life ...

William Shakespeare, Isaac Reed, Samuel Johnson, George Steevens - 1823
...yet not rectified, nor his allusion-- understood ; yet then did Dryden pronounce, that Shakespeare was the man, who, of all modern and perhaps ancient...he drew them not laboriously, but luckily : when he describe? any thing, you more than see it, you feel it too. Those, who accuse him to have wanted learning,...
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The works of Shakspeare: from the text of Johnson, Steevens, and Reed

William Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson, Isaac Reed, George Steevens - Drama - 1825 - 896 pages
...could accumulate npon him; while the reading was yet not rectified, nor his allusions understood ; jet f alone, I would not he ambitious in my wish, To wish...thousand times more fair, ten thousand times More rich : whet he describes any thing, you more than see it, yoi feel it too. Those, who accuse him to have...
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The works of Samuel Johnson [ed. by F.P. Walesby].

Samuel Johnson - 1825
...yet not rectified, nor his allusions understood ; yet then did Dryden pronounce " that Shakespeare was the man, who, of all modern and, perhaps, ancient...nature were still present to him, and he drew them not laboriouslv, but luckily : when he describes any thing, you more than see it, you feel it too. Those,...
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