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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 mirrour of manners and of life. His characters are not modified by the customs of particular places, unpractised... "
Prose on Several Occasions;: Accompanied with Some Pieces in Verse - Page 61
by George Colman - 1787
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The national fifth reader: containing a complete and practical ..., Book 5

Richard Green Parker, James Madison Watson - Literary Criticism - 1866 - 600 pages
...by Prescott, p. 870. m. 121. SRAKSPEARE. OHAKSPEAKE is, above all writers, at least above all rO modern writers, the poet of nature ; the poet that holds up to his readers a faithful mirror of manners and of life. His characters are not modified by the customs of particular places,...
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Mimesis in Contemporary Theory: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Mihai Spariosu - Philosophy - 1984 - 317 pages
...we saw earlier in CS Lewis's discussion of the Troilus. Or note Johnson's praise of Shakespeare as "the poet that holds up to his readers a faithful mirrour of manners and of life" and, by the same token, his dismissal of "Lycidas" for Milton's failure to give his mourning for Edward...
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The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism: Volume 5, Romanticism

George Alexander Kennedy, Marshall Brown - Literary Criticism - 2000 - 512 pages
...above all modern writers, the poet of nature', but this meant that Shakespeare better than any other 'holds up to his readers a faithful mirrour of manners and of life'.53 Nature here is the way things already are, what we recognize in human passions and experience....
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Sources of Dramatic Theory: Volume 2, Voltaire to Hugo

Michael J. Sidnell - Drama - 1994 - 292 pages
...modern writers, the poet of nature <Gt/136>; the poet that holds up to his readers a faithful mirror of manners 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...
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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...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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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 to his readers a faithful mirror of manners and of life' (Preface to Shakespeare, 1759). The legacy of P.'s characterisation...
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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...readers a faithful mirrour of manners and of life. (pp. 61-61) Johnson used the phrase "general nature" for the first time in the Preface, and though...
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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...and of life. His characters are not modified by the customs of particular places, unpractised by the rest of the world;. . . they are the genuine progeny...
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Samuel Johnson's "general Nature": Tradition and Transition in Eighteenth ...

Scott D. Evans - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 168 pages
...representations of general nature" in the Preface confirm Johnson's meaning. As the "poet of nature," Shakespeare "holds up to his readers a faithful mirrour of manners and of life," allowing them to "repose on the stability of truth" (62); he "excells in accommodating his sentiments...
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