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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 Plays of William Shakspeare: With the Corrections and ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare, George Steevens, Samuel Johnson - 1803
...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 Shakfpeare it is commonly a fpecies. It is from this wide extenfion of defign that fo much...
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Poems, with illustrative remarks [ed. by W.C. Oulton]. To which is ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1804
...of transient fashion- or temporary opinion! ; they are the genuine progeny of common humanity* inch as the world will always supply, and observation will...motion. In the writings of other poets, a character is loo often an individual ; in those of Shakespeare, it is commonly a species. " It is from this wide...
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The Dramatick Works of William Shakespeare: Printed Complete, with D. Samuel ...

William Shakespeare - 1802
...influence of thofe general paffions anfl 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 Shakefpeare it is commonly afpecies, It is from this wide extenfion of defign that fo much...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: With Notes of Various Commentators, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1806
...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...; 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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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1806
...of transient fashions or temporary opinions : they are the genuine progeny of common humanity, sucli as the world will always supply, and observation will...character is too often an individual : in those of Shakespeare, it is commonly a species. It is from this wide extension of design that so much instruction...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1809
...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...; 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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The plays of William Shakspeare, with the corrections and illustr. of ...

William Shakespeare - 1809
...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...the whole system of life is continued in motion. In tlie writings of other poets a character is too often an indi\idual; in those of Shakspeare it is commonly...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare ...: With the Corrections and ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1809
...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...the world will always supply, and observation will al\va\ s iind. His persons act and speak by the influence of those general passions and principles...
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The Works of William Shakespeare, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1810
...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...; 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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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With An Essay on His Life and ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1810
...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...motion. In the writings of other poets a character racter is too often an individual : in those of Shakespeare it is commonly a species. It is from this...
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