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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 Works of Samuel Johnson: The Rambler

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1825
...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 [ed. by F.P. Walesby].

Samuel Johnson - 1825
...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...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, LL.D.: Miscellaneous pieces

Samuel Johnson - 1825
...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...-persons act and speak by the influence of those general _ passions and principles by which all minds are agitated, and the whole system of life is continued...
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Literary gems [ed. by J.S.].

Literary gems - 1826
...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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Plays of William Shakespeare, Volumes 17-18

William Shakespeare - 1826 - 960 pages
...operate but upon small numbers, or by the accidents of transient fashions or temporary opinions ; they the ladies, that t hi-y •suH shriek ; and that were...grant you, friends, if that * : but I will aggrav Shakspcare, it is commonly a species. It is from this wide extension of design that so much instruction...
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The Percy Anecdotes: Original and Select, Volume 17

Anecdotes - 1826
...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...life is continued in motion. In the writings of other dramatists, a character is too often an individual ; in those of Shakespeare, it is commonly a species....
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The Percy Anecdotes: Original and Select [by] Sholto and Reuben ..., Volume 17

Anecdotes - 1826
...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...influence of those general passions and principles by hid. all minds are agitated, and the whole system of life is continued in motion. In the writings of...
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Bolster's Quarterly Magazine. ..., Volume 1

Ireland - 1828
...deducible from his words, is not exactly that which the author meant to convey. They are these, "In die writings of other poets, a character is too often...in those of Shakspeare it is commonly a species." It has been shewed clearly that the reverse of this is in reality the case, and that Shakspeare's characters,...
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The London Encyclopaedia: Or, Universal Dictionary of Science ..., Volume 20

Thomas Curtis - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1829
...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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Proceedings ... from ... 1819, to January, 1829 [ed.] by a member of the club

Shakespeare club Sheffield - 1829
...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...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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