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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. "
The Plays of William Shakspeare: In Fifteen Volumes. With the Corrections ... - Page 186
by William Shakespeare - 1793
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare, Volume 1

William Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson, Isaac Reed, Nicholas Rowe, George Steevens - 1839
...Shakespeare has gain-; ed and kept the favour of his countrymen. Shakespeare is above all writers, at least above all modern writers, the poet of nature ; the...and of life. His characters are not modified by the customs of particular places, unpractised by the rest of the world ; by the peculiarities of studies...
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William Shakespeare - Drama - 1841
...pleasures of sudden wonder are soon exhausted, and the mind can only repose on the stability of truth. readers a faithful mirror of manners and of life. His characters are not modified by the customs of particular places, unpractised by tbe rest of the world , by the peculiarities of studies...
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Handbook for Readers and Students: Intended as a Help to Individuals ...

Alonzo Potter - Best books - 1843 - 330 pages
...well." — Blake. 5 vols. 16mo, $6 25. Goldsmith. Shakspeare. Shakspeare is above all writers, at least above all modern writers, the poet of nature, the...mirror of manners and of life. His characters are the genuine progeny of common humanity, such as the •world will always supply, and observation will...
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The Plays and Poems of Shakespeare,: According to the Improved ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare, Abraham John Valpy, Edmond Malone, John Boydell, Samuel Johnson - 1844
...exhausted, and the mind can only repose on the stability of truth. Shakspeare is above all writers, at least above all modern writers, the poet of nature ; the poet that holds up to ti* readers a faithful mirror of manners and of life. His characters are not modified by the customs...
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English Grammar: Style, Rhetoric, and Poetry ; to which are Added ...

Richard Hiley - English language - 1846 - 271 pages
...and, deservedly, the pride of his country. "Shakspeare," says Johnson, "is above all writers, at least above all modern writers, the poet of nature; the...and of life. His characters are not modified by the customs of particular places, unpractised by the rest of the world; by the peculiarities of studies...
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The Family Library (Harper)., Volume 164

Families - 1847
...finds an echo in every bosom. 8vo, S2 50, London. Shakspeare. Shakspeare is above all writers, at least above all modern writers, the poet of nature, the...faithful mirror of manners and of life. His characters a*e the genuine progeny of common humanity, such as the world will always supply, and observation will...
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Select plays [5 plays], with notes and an intr. to each play and a life of ...

William Shakespeare - 1848
...words of that greatest of critics, Dr. Johnson. "Shakspeare," he says, "is above all writers, at least above all modern writers, the poet of nature ; the...and of life. His characters are not modified by the customs of particular places, unpractised by the rest of the world; by the peculiarities of studies...
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Practical essays on various branches of the fine arts

John Burnet - 1848
...says, " Shakspere 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 life. His characters are not modified by the customs of particular places, unpractised by the rest...
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Studies of Shakspere: Forming a Companion Volume to Every Edition of the Text

Charles Knight - 1849 - 360 pages
...holds to be the great peculiarity of his excellence : — " Shakspeare is, above all writers, at least above all modern writers, the poet of nature ; the...his readers a faithful mirror of manners and of life This, therefore, is the praise of Shakspeare — that his drama is the mirror of life." Such is the...
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