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" His characters are not modified by the customs of particular places, unpractised by the rest of the world, by the peculiarities of studies or professions which can operate but upon small numbers, or by the accidents of transient fashions or temporary... "
The British Nepos; or, Youth's mirror: lives of illustrious Britons - Page 142
by William Fordyce Mavor - 1816
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The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal, Volume 33

Books - 1765
...influence of thofe general paflions and principles by which all minds are agitated, and the whole fyftem of life is continued in motion. In the writings of...poets a character 'is too often an individual ; in thofe of Shakeipeare it is commonly a fpecies. * It is from this wide extenfion of defign that fo much...
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The Monthly Review Or Literary Journal

Several Hands - 1765
...influence of thofe general panions and principles by which all minds are agitated, and the whole iyftem of life is continued in motion. In the writings of other poets a charaner is too often an individual ; in thofe of Shakefpeare it is commonly a fpecies. ' It is from...
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Mr. Johnson's Preface to His Edition of Shakespear's Plays

Samuel Johnson - 1765 - 72 pages
...influence of chofe general pafllons and principles by which all minds are agitated, and the whole fyftem of life is contin.ued in motion. In the writings of other poets a chara<5ter is too often an individual ; in thole of Shakefpeare it is commonly a fpecies. It is from...
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Annual Register, Volume 8

Edmund Burke - History - 1766
...influence of thofe general pallions and principles by which all minds are agitated, and the whole fyftem of life is continued in motion. In the writings of...other poets a character is too often an individual; in thofe of Shakefpeare it' is commonly a fpecies. It is from this wide extenfion of defign that fo much...
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The plays of William Shakespeare, with the corrections and illustr. of ...

William Shakespeare - 1768
...influence of thofe general paffions and principles by which all minds are agitated, and the whole fyftem of life is continued in motion. In the writings of...poets a character is too often an. individual; in thofe of Sbakefpeare it is commonly a fpecies. It is from this wide extenfion of defign that fo much...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: Prefaces. Tempest. Two gentlemen of Verona ...

William Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson, George Steevens - Drama - 1773
...influence of thofe general pafilons and principles by which all minds are agitated, and the whole fyftem of life is continued in motion. In the writings of...other poets a character is too often an individual j in thofe of Shakefpeare it is commonly a fpecies. It is from this wide extenfion of defign that fo...
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Miscellaneous and fugitive pieces [chiefly of Johnson, ed. by T. Davies].

Samuel Johnson - 1774
...Influence of thofe general Paffions and Principles by which all Mmds are agitated, and the whole Syftem of Life is continued in Motion. In the Writings of...Poets a Character is too often an Individual ; in thofe of Shakefpeare it is commonly a Species. It is from this wide Extenfion of Defign that fo much...
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Miscellaneous and fugitive pieces, Volume 2

English literature - 1774
...Influence of thofe general Paffions and Principles by which all Minds are agitated, and the whole Syftem, of Life is continued in Motion. In the Writings of...Poets a Character is too often an Individual ; in thofe of Shakefpcare it is commonly a Species. It is from this wide Extenfion of Defign that fo much...
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Prose on Several Occasions;: Accompanied with Some Pieces in Verse, Volume 2

George Colman - 1787
...thofe general paffions and principles ciples by which all minds are agitated, and the whole fyftem of life is continued in motion. In the writings of...poets a character is too often an individual ; in thofe of Shakefpeare it is commonly a fpecies." Having given fome further illuftration of this argument,...
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Dramatic Writings of Will. Shakespeare

William Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson, John Bell, George Steevens - 1788
...operate but upon small numbers ; or by the accidents of transient fashions or temporary opinions : they are the genuine progeny of common humanity, such as...supply, and Observation will always find. His persons aft and Kiij speak speak by the influence of those general passions and principles by which all minds...
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