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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. "
The Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare - Page 64
by William Shakespeare, James Boswell, Alexander Pope, Samuel Johnson, Edward Capell, George Steevens, Richard Farmer, Nicholas Rowe - 1821
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Essays on English Writers

James Hain Friswell - English literature - 1880 - 360 pages
...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...contemplates them in the book will not know them in the world : Shakespeare approximates the remote, and familiarises the wonderful ; the event which he represents...
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Comprising His Plays, and Poems ...

William Shakespeare - 1882 - 926 pages
...speak as the reader thinks that tie should Himself have spoken or acted on the same occasion ; rven I would the gods had made thee its effects would probably be snch as he has assigned ; and it may be said, that he has not only shewn...
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Our English Homer: Or, Shakespeare Historically Considered

Thomas William White - 1892 - 297 pages
...remarks of Shakespeare that: His scenes are occupied only by men, who act and .speak as the reader thinks he should himself have spoken or acted on the same occasion. Even when the agency is supernatural, the dialogue is level with life. He has not only shown human nature...
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Eighteenth Century Essays on Shakespeare: Ed. by D. Nichol Smith

David Nichol Smith - Drama - 1903 - 358 pages
...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...contemplates them in the book will not know them in the world : Shakespeare approximates the remote, and familiarizes the wonderful ; the event which he represents...
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Eighteenth century essays on Shakespeare: ed. by D. Nichol Smith, M. A.

David Nichol Smith - 1903 - 358 pages
...Shakespeare has no heroes ; his scenes are occupied only by_men, who act and speak as the reader thinks tKat he should himself have spoken or acted on the same...contemplates them in the book will not know them in the world : Shakespeare approximates the remote, and familiarizes the wonderful ; the event which he represents...
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Nelson's Literature Readers, Book 2

Richard Garnett - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1905 - 464 pages
...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...them in the book will not know them in the world; Shakespeare approximates the remote and familiarizes the wonderful. The event which he represents will...
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Masterpieces of the World's Best Literature, Volume 5

Jeannette Leonard Gilder - Literature - 1905
...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...them in the book will not know them in the world: Shakespeare approximates the remote, and familiarizes the wonderful: the event which he represents...
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English Essays

Walter Cochrane Bronson - English essays - 1905 - 404 pages
...Shakespeare has 10 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...most natural passions and most frequent incidents, 15 so that he who contemplates them in the book will not know them in the world. Shakespeare approximates...
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English Essays

Walter Cochrane Bronson - English essays - 1905 - 404 pages
...Shakespeare has lino heroes : his scenes are occupied only by men, who act and/ Aspeak as the reader thinks that he should himself have spoken) /or acted on the same occasion; even where the agency is super A 'natural, the dialogue is level with life. Other writers disguise the most natural passions...
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Palaestra

English philology - 1906
...etwas befangener. Er rühmt zwar nach Addisonscher Weise die Natürlichkeit der Geister Shakespeares, „even where the agency is supernatural, the dialogue is level with life", und prägt das Epigramm: „Shakespeare familiarizes the wonderful"; aber er fällt dieses Lob fast...
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