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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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Scraps. [An anthology, ed.] by H. Jenkins

esq Henry Jenkins - 1864
...and the mind can only repose on the stability of truth. Shaknpeare is, above all writers, at leaat 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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Alternative Shakespeares, Volume 2

John Drakakis, Terence Hawkes - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 294 pages
...faithful and exact depiction. Its exercise, he says, ensures that Shakespeare stands above all writers as 'the poet that holds up to his readers a faithful mirror of manners and of life' (Johnson 1969: 59). To this day, that remains, in general terms, the grounding claim popularly made...
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Sources of Dramatic Theory: Volume 2, Voltaire to Hugo

Michael J. Sidnell - Drama - 1994 - 292 pages
...truth. Shakespeare is above all writers, at least above all modern writers, the poet of nature <Gt/136>; the poet that holds up to his readers a faithful mirror...and of life. His characters are not modified by the customs of particular places, unpracticed by the rest of the world; by the peculiarities of studies...
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Working with Shakespeare

Howard Mills - Drama - 1993 - 247 pages
...first half of Johnson's balanced comment draws fire. For it licenses his claim that Shakespeare is 'the poet of nature, the poet that holds up to his...readers a faithful mirror of manners and of life', whose characters 'are the genuine progeny of common humanity ... his persons act and speak by the influence...
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William Shakespeare, 1765-1774

Brian Vickers - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 568 pages
...stability of truth. 1 Cf. Whalley (3.278). Shakespeare is above all writers, at least above all modem writers, the poet of nature; the poet that holds up to his readers a faithful mirrour of manners and of life. His characters are not modified by the customs of particular places,...
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Plato on Poetry: Ion; Republic 376e-398b9; Republic 595-608b10

Penelope Murray - Literary Collections - 1996 - 250 pages
...eighteenth century. The highest praise that Johnson could lavish on Shakespeare was that he was above all writers 'the poet of nature; the poet that holds up...readers a faithful mirror of manners and of life' (Preface to Shakespeare, 1759). The legacy of P.'s characterisation of the artist's activity in terms...
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The Cambridge Companion to Samuel Johnson

Greg Clingham - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 266 pages
...and the mind can only repose on the stability of truth. 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 mirrour of manners and of life. (pp. 61-61) Johnson used the phrase "general nature" for the first...
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William Shakespeare, Richard II

Martin Coyle - Drama - 1998 - 192 pages
...his edition of The Plays of William Shakespeare (1765) • 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 mirrour of manners and of life. His characters are not modified by the customs of particular places,...
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The Company of the Creative: A Christian Reader's Guide to Great Literature ...

David L. Larsen - Religion - 639 pages
...—Othello (5.2.343-48) Samuel Johnson was persuaded that "Shakespeare is above all writers, at least above all modern writers, the poet of nature; the...up to his readers a faithful mirror of manners and life."1 His great tragedies in particular explore the devious vices that wreak havoc on humankind.2...
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Text: An Interdisciplinary Annual of Textual Studies

W. Speed Hill, Edward M. Burns - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 351 pages
...of Shakespeare's greatest accomplishments. "Shakespeare," he says, "is above all writers, at least above all modern writers, the poet of nature; the poet that holds up to his readers a faithful mirrour of manners and of life. His characters . . . are the genuine progeny of common humanity, such...
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