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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 Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1839
...numbers ; or by the accidents of transient fashions or temporary opinions ; they are the genuine proteeny of common humanity, such as the world will always...of life is continued in motion. In. the writings of I other poets, a character is too often an individual; in those * of Shakespeare it is commonly a species....
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The Percy Anecdotes ...

Anecdotes - 1839
...small numbers, or by the accidents of transient fashions or temporary opinions; they are the gennine progeny of common humanity, such as the world will...all minds are agitated, and the whole system of life ia continued in motion. In the writings of other dramatists, a character is too often an individual;...
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Shakspearian Readings: Selected and Adapted for Young Persons and Others

William Shakespeare, Benjamin Humphrey Smart - English drama - 1839 - 453 pages
...assertion can be more egregiously wrong than one which Johnson makes in his preface to Shakspeare; that, " in the writings of other poets, a character is too...those of Shakspeare, it is commonly a species." The reverse of this is the fact; other poets are able, in their, conceptions, to catch and embody only...
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Commentaries on the Historical Plays of Shakspeare, Volume 2

Thomas Peregrine Courtenay - 1840
...small numbers ; or by the accidents of transient fashions or temporary opinions ; they are the general progeny of common humanity, such as the world •will...character is too often an individual; in those of Shaskspeare, it is commonly a species. It is from this wide extension of design that so much instruction...
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William Shakespeare - 1841
...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...general passions and principles by which all minds arc agitated, and the whole system of life is continued in motion. In the writings of other poets a...
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Specimen of Printing Types

Henry Caslon - Printing - 1841 - 450 pages
...accidents of transcient fashions or temporary opinions: they are the genuine progeny of common huniauity, such as the world will always supply, and observation...His persons act and speak by the influence of those ¡relierai passions and principles by which all minds are agitated, and the whole system of life is...
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The Dublin Journal of Temperance, Science, and Literature. ..., Volume 2

Ireland - 1843
...Johnson has remarked, that Shakspeare's characters " are tho genuine progeny of common humanity; that in the writings of other poets a character is too...those of Shakspeare it is commonly a species." The truth of this opinion must strike every reader of the immortal Bard ; yet I can almost fancy, in the...
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Handbook for Readers and Students, Intended as a Help to Individuals ...

Alonzo Potter - Best books - 1843 - 330 pages
...nature, the poet that holds up to his readers a faithful mirror of manners and of life. His characters are the genuine progeny of common humanity, such as...will always supply, and observation will always find. — Edinb. Enc. 1 vol. 8vo, $3 50, New- York. Burns. As a poet, without accomplishing any work of extensive...
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The Plays and Poems of Shakespeare,: According to the Improved ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1844
...operate but on small numbers ; or by the accidents of transient fashions or temporarj opinions : they are the genuine progeny of common humanity, such as...the writings of other poets a character is too often au individual ; in those of Shakspeare it is commonly a species. It is from this wide extension of...
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English Grammar: Style, Rhetoric, and Poetry ; to which are Added ...

Richard Hiley - English language - 1846 - 271 pages
...operate but upon small numbers, nor, 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." He displays an ahuost unlimited comprehensiveness of mind, fertility of imagination, and range of observation....
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