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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 Phrenological Journal and Miscellany, Volume 5

Phrenology - 1829
...application to our present subject. — " Dr Johnson, in his preface to Shakspeare, has said, that in the writings of other poets a character is too...; in those of Shakspeare it is commonly a species. This opinion, which Dr Johnson delivered as a eulogium, would have been the most derogatory that could...
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Berliner allgemeine musikalische Zeitung, Volume 7

Adolf Bernhard Marx - Music - 1830
...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 nils...
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The Unique, Or, Biography of Many Distinguished Characters: With Fine ...

George Smeeton - Biography - 1830 - 254 pages
...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 and poems of Shakspeare [according to the text of E. Malone] with ...

William Shakespeare - 1832
...operate but on 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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Some Account of the English Stage: From the Restoration in 1660 to ..., Volume 9

John Genest - Theater - 1832
...nature, the poet that holds up to his readers the faithful mirror of manners, and life — his characters are the genuine progeny of common humanity, such as...will always supply, and observation will always find ; he has no heroes, his scenes are occupied only by men, who act and speak as the reader thinks he...
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The Plays and Poems of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text ...

William Shakespeare - 1833 - 1064 pages
...operate but upon Small numbers; or by the accidents of transient fashions or temporary opinions : they G H I It is from this wide extension of design that so much instruction is derived. It is this which fills...
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Lives of the Most Eminent Literary and Scientific Men of Great Britain, Volume 2

1837
...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 Percy Anecdotes, Revised Edition: To which is Added, a Valuable ...

Anecdotes - 1852
...operate but opon small numbers, or by the accident« of tran-sient fashions or temporary opinions; they | > [ / cY WA [ ) \ k ZM 3 W p F...> 0I `] ;+ eή 9 I 8 } % ;<Eu t| \VU gx ti ⸲c dramatists, a character is too often an individual; in those of Shakspeare, it is commonly a species....
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The complete works of William Shakspeare, with notes by the most emiinent ...

William Shakespeare - 1838
...operate but upon small numbers ; or by the accidents of transient fashions or temporary opinions : they s | #j? @x } 1 5Hq J ǂ ^ vm WR { s ...֔ . T iP}< Q (i mk7 ^;^Y r M[] { Ψ Ɠuq \ (hit writings of other poets a character is too often an individual ; in those of Shakspeare it is...
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Complete Works: With Dr. Johnson's Preface, a Glossary, and an ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1838 - 926 pages
...operate but upon small numbers ; or by the accidents of transient fashions or temporary opinions : they how to remember any extraordinary pleasure. Cel. Herein, I see, thou lovest me lu the writings of other poets a character is too often an individual , in those of Shakspeare it is...
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