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" Shakespeare has no heroes; his scenes are occupied only by men, who act and speak as the reader thinks that he should himself have spoken or acted on the Same occasion : even where the agency is supernatural, the dialogue is level with life. "
Dramatic Writings of Will. Shakespeare - Page 116
by William Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson, John Bell, George Steevens - 1788
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Miscellaneous and fugitive pieces [chiefly of Johnson, ed. by T. Davies].

Samuel Johnson - 1774
...Expectations of human Affairs from the Play, or from the Tale, would be equally deceived. Shakefpeare has no Heroes ; his Scenes are occupied only by Men, who act and fpeak as the Reader thinks that he fhould himfelf have fpoken or acted on the fame Occafion : Even...
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The works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With An essay on his life and ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...tale, would be equally deceived. Shakespeare ' has no heroes; ' his scenes are occupied oply by n>en, who act and speak as the reader thinks that he should...incidents; so that he who contemplates them in the book wfll not know them in the world: Shakespeare approximates the remote, and familiarizes the wonderful;...
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The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor, Volume 2

1810
...expectations of human tfffairs from the play or from the tale, would be equally deceived, Shakspeare has no heroes: his scenes are occupied only by men who act and speak as the reader thinks he should have spoken or acted on the same occasion. Even where the agency is supernatural the dialogue...
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Historical and critical matter The tempest. Two gentlemen of Verona. Merry ...

William Shakespeare, George Steevens, Henry Fuseli - 1811
...are occupied,- only by ipfi'u, who act and speak as the reader thinks that he should himsejfjiave. spoken or acted on the same occasion : even where the agency is supernatural, the dialogue is Ijyel with life. Other, writers disguise the most natural passions krlflj- most frequent incidents...
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The Works of William Shakespeare: In Nine Volumes, Volume 1

William Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson, George Steevens - Drama - 1810
...expectations of human affairs from the play, or from the tale, would be equally deceived. Shakspeare has no heroes ; his scenes are occupied only by men,...acted on the same occasion : even where the agency is su> pernatural, the dialogue is level with life. Other writers disguise the most natural passions and...
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Shakspeare in seven volumes

William Shakespeare, John Britton, Samuel Johnson, Charles Whittingham - 1814 - 884 pages
...expectation of Tmman affairs from the play, or from the tale, would be equally deceived. Shakspeare has no heroes ; his scenes are occupied only by men,...frequent incidents ; so that he who contemplates them inthebookwill not know them in the world: Shakspeare approximates thr remote, and familiarizes...
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The dramatic works of William Shakspeare. Whittingham's ed

William Shakespeare - 1814
...expectation of numan affairs from the play, or from the tale, would be equally deceived. Shakspeare has no heroes ; his scenes are occupied only by men,...dialogue is level with life. Other writers disguise the moat natural passions and most frequent incidents; so that he who contemplates them in the book will...
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Private law among the Romans: from the Pandects

John George Phillimore - Law - 1815 - 423 pages
...Johnson : " Shakspeare has no heroes. His scenes are occupied onJy by men, who act and speak as thef reader thinks that he should himself have spoken or acted on the occasion. Even where the agency is supernatural, the dialogue is level with life. Shakspeare's plays...
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The works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1816
...expectations of human affairs from the play, or from the tale, would be equally deceived. Shakespeare has no heroes; his scenes are occupied only by men,...contemplates them in 'the book will not know them inr.the world: Shakespeare approximates the remote, and familiarizes the wonderful; the event which...
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The works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - English literature - 1816
...expectations of human affairs from the play, or from the tale, would be equally deceived. Shakespeare has no heroes; his scenes are occupied only by men,...agency is supernatural, the dialogue is level with life.~"j~ Other writers disguise the most natural passions and most frequent incidents; so that he...
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