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Dramatic Writings of Will. Shakespeare - Page 124
by William Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson, John Bell, George Steevens - 1788
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The plays of William Shakespeare: accurately printed from the text ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1803
...renown; and little regard is due to that bigotry which sets candour higher than truth. His first defect is that to which may be imputed most of the evil in...his writings indeed a system of social duty may be selected, for he that thinks reasonably must think morally; but his precepts and axioms drop casually...
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Poems, with illustrative remarks [ed. by W.C. Oulton]. To which is prefixed ...

William Shakespeare - 1804
...pretensions to renown; and little regard is due to that higotry which sets candour higher than truth. please than to instruct, that he seems to write without any moral purpose. From his wrilings, indeed, a system of social duty may be selected, for he that thinks reasonably must think...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1806
...; and little regard is due to that b'gotry which sets candour higher than, truth. His first defect is that to which may be imputed most of the evil in...his writings indeed a system of social duty may be selected, for he that thinks reasonably must think morally ; but his precepts and axioms drop casually...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: With Notes of Various Commentators, Volume 1

William Shakespeare, Manley Wood - 1806
...and little regard is due to that bigotry which •sits candour higher than truth. His first defect is that to which may be imputed most of the evil in books or in men. He sacrificed virtue to convenience, and is so much more careful to please than to instruct, that he seems...
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The plays of William Shakspeare, with the corrections and illustr. of ...

William Shakespeare - 1809
...renown; and little regard is due to that bigotry which sets candour higher than truth. His first defect is that to which may be imputed most of the evil in...his writings indeed a system of social duty may be selected, for he that thinks reasonably must think morally; but his precepts and axioms drop casually...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: With the Corrections and ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare, Joseph Dennie, Isaac Reed, Samuel Johnson, George Steevens - 1809
...renown ; and little regard is due to that bigotry which sets candour higher than truth. His first defect is that to which may be imputed most of the evil in...his writings indeed a system of social duty may be selected, for he that thinks reasonably must think morally; but his precepts and axioms drop casually...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1809
...renown ; and little regard is due to that bigotry which sets candour higher than truth. His first defect is that to which may be imputed most of the evil in...convenience, and is so much more careful to please thai, to instruct, that he seems to write without any moral purpose. From his writings indeed a system...
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The works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With An essay on his life and ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...renown; and little regard is due to that bigotry which sets candour higher than truth. His first defect is that to which may be imputed most of the evil in...his writings indeed a system of social duty may be selected, for he that thinks reasonably must think morally; but his precept* r precepts and axioms...
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The Works of William Shakespeare, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1810
...sets candour higher than truth. His first defect is that to which may be imputed most of the evils in books or in men. He sacrifices virtue to convenience,...his writings indeed a system of social duty may be selected, for he that thinks reasonably must think morally ; but his precepts and axioms drop casually...
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Historical and critical matter The tempest. Two gentlemen of Verona. Merry ...

William Shakespeare, George Steevens, Henry Fuseli - 1811
...renown ; and little regard is due to that bigotry which sets candour higher than truth. His first defect is that to which may be imputed most of the evil in...his writings indeed a system of social duty may be selected, for he that thinks reasonably must think morally ; but his precepts and axioms drop casually...
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