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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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Historical Dictionary of the Enlightenment

Harvey Chisick - History - 2005 - 552 pages
...Preface to his 1765 edition of Shakespeare's works. Like the others, Johnson praised Shakespeare as "the poet of nature; the poet that holds up to his...readers a faithful mirror of manners and of life." Shakespeare's style was sometimes uneven and flawed, particularly by his love of the quibble, "the...
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Shakespeare Survey: Volume 58, Writing about Shakespeare

Peter Holland - Drama - 2005 - 367 pages
...also recognized and praised what Montagu calls Shakespeare's justness of imitation', proclaiming him 'the poet of nature; the poet that holds up to his readers a faithful mirror of manners and of life'.8 This concept of Shakespeare as the 'poet of nature' (in contrast to Jonson, who was seen as...
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The Poetry Handbook

John Lennard - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 448 pages
...and the mind can only repofe on the liability of truth. Shakefpeare is above all writers, at leait 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 cuitoms of particular places,...
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The Politically Incorrect Guide to English And American Literature

Elizabeth Kantor - Political Science - 2006 - 278 pages
...her." In the preface to his edition, Dr. Johnson says, "Shakespeare is above all writers, at least above all modern writers, the poet of nature; the...readers a faithful mirror of manners and of life." 11. Dryden's Essay of Dramatic Poesy, Coleridge's lecture on Hamlet, and Keats in a letter to his brothers,...
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The Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro - Reference - 2006 - 1067 pages
...best. The Plays of William Shakespeare preface (1765) 29 Shakespeare is above all writers, at least 4 (1940) 107 In spite of that, we ށ 傀 ... 恀 9 λ܁ ϧ The Plays of William Shakespeare preface (1765) 30 [On the American colonies:] How is it that we hear...
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In the Light of Christ: Writings in the Western Tradition

Lucy Beckett - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 648 pages
...and sophisticated version of Samuel Johnson's view that Shakespeare was "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", but [h]e sacrifices virtue to convenience, and is so much more careful...
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C.P.E. Bach Studies

Annette Richards - Music - 2006 - 268 pages
...here comically, only heightens the strength following Johnson's preface that praised Shakespeare as "the poet of nature; the poet that holds up to his readers a faithful mirrour of manners and of life." In 1770, Gerstenberg vigorously defended Johnson against German critics...
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The Tragedy of King Lear: With Classic and Contemporary Criticisms

William Shakespeare, Joseph Pearce - Drama - 2008 - 340 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...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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