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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 British Plutarch: Containing the Lives of the Most Eminent ..., Volume 2

Great Britain - 1791
...influence of thole general paffions 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 Sliakefpeare it is commonly a fpecies. It is. from this wide, extenfion- of defign, that fo...
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The Plays of William Shakspeare: In Fifteen Volumes. With the ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1793
...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 thofc of Shakfpeare it is commonly a fpecies. It is from this wide extenfion of defign that fo much...
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The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for ...

History - 1793
...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 other poets, a charaeler is too often an individual ; in thofe of Shakefpeare, it is commonly a fpecies. It is from...
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The Monthly Magazine, Volume 12

1801
...CRITICISM OP JOHNSON. Dr. JohnSon's CriticiSm is not always So preciSe as elo4uent : he Says Somewhere: ¿1 In the writings of other poets a character is too often an individual ; in thoSe of ShakeSpeare, it is commonly a Species.” The diametrically oppoSite pofition would have approached...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Passages in Prose ..., Volume 1

1797 - 1120 pages
...influence of thofe general pallions and principles by which all minds are agitated, and the whole fyflem of life is continued in motion. In the writings of...poets, a character is too often an individual ; in thofe of Shakefpe-rc, it is commonly a fpecies. It is from this wide extenfion of dcfign that fo much...
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The Monthly review. New and improved ser, Volume 26

1798
...reliance must be placed on the judgment and precision oi a man who observes of our great dramatist : «« In the writings of other poets, a character is too...those of Shakspeare, it is commonly a species." The diametrically opposite position would, surely, have been more just. To these critical preliminaries,...
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The Plays of William Shakspeare...

William Shakespeare - 1800
...influence of thofe general pillions and principles by which all minds are agitated, and the whole fyllem of life is continued in motion. In the writings of...poets a character is too often an individual ; in thofe of Shakfpeare it is commonly a fpecies . It is from this wide extenfion of deiign that fo much...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.: D.

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1801
...influei.Ve 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...other poets a character is too often an individual: in thofe of Shakefpeare it is commonly a fpecies. / It isTrom this wide extenfion of defign that fo _;...
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Annual Register, Volume 8

History - 1802
...influence of thofe gene»! parlions 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 charafter is too often an individual ; in thofe of Shdkefpeare, it is commonly a ipecies. It is from...
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The plays of William Shakespeare: accurately printed from the text ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1803
...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...individual; in those of Shakspeare it is commonly a species. It is from this wide extension of design that so much instruction is derived. It is this which fills...
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