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" He must have been a man of a most wonderful comprehensive nature, because, as it has been truly observed of him, he has taken into the compass of his " Canterbury Tales" the various manners and humours (as we now call them) of the whole English nation,... "
Bell's Edition: The Poets of Great Britain Complete from Chaucer to ... - Page 191
1782
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The Miscellaneous Works: Containing All His Original Poems, Tales ..., Volume 3

John Dryden - English poetry - 1760
...muft have been a man of a moft wonderful comprehenfive nature, becaule, as it has been truly obferved of him, he has taken into the compafs of his Canterbury...various manners and humours (as we now call them) of the whole Englifh nation, in hjs age. Not a fingle character has efcaped him. AH his pilgrims are leverally...
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A new and general biographical dictionary, Volume 3

New and general biographical dictionary - 1761
...been a " man of a moft wonderful comprehenfive nature, becaufc, •' as it has been truly obferved of him, he has taken into *' the compafs of his Canterbury...manners *' and humours, as we now call them, of the whole En" glifh nation, in his age. Not a fingle character has " efcaped him. All his pilgrims are...
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A New and General Biographical Dictionary: Containing an ..., Volume 3

Biography - 1761
...have been a " man of a moft wonderful comprehenfive nature, becaufe, " as it has been truly obferved of him, he has taken into " the compafs of his Canterbury...manners " and humours, as we now call them, of the whole En" glim nation, in his age. Not a fmgle character has " efcaped him. All his pilgrims are feverally...
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The Miscellaneous Works of John Dryden, Esq: Containing All His Original ...

John Dryden - 1767
...muft have been a man of a moft wonderful comprehenfive nature, becaufe, as it has been truly obferved of him, he has taken into the compafs of his Canterbury...various manners and humours (as we now call them) of the whole Englifh nation, in his age. Not a fingle charafter has efcaped him. All his pilgrims are feverally...
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British biography; or, an accurate and impartial account of the lives and ...

Joseph Towers - Bio-bibliography - 1773
...adds) have been a man of a moft wonderful compreheniive nature, becaufe, aa it has been truly obferved of him, he has taken into the compafs of his Canterbury Tales, (g) the various manners and humours. as we now call them, of the whole Engliih nation, in his age....
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces ..., Volume 15, Page 3

Samuel Johnson - Authors, English - 1779
...muft have been a man of a mod wonderful comprehenf:ve nature, becaufe, as it hať been truly obferved of him, he has taken into the compafs of his Canterbury...various manners and humours (as we now call them) of the whole Englift nation, in his age. Not a fingle character has efcaped him. All his pilgrims are feverally...
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and ..., Volume 15

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...muft have been a man of a mod wonderful comprehenf:ve nature, becaufe, as it has been truly obferved of him, he has taken into the compafs of his Canterbury tales the various manners and J:umours (as we now call them) of the whole Englifl: nation, in his age. Not af:ngle charafter has...
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The works of the English poets. With prefaces, biographical and ..., Volume 20

English poets - 1790
...muft have been a man of a moft wonderful comprehenfive nature, becaufe, as it has been truly obferved of him, he has taken into the compafs of his Canterbury...various manners and humours (as we now call them) of the whole Englifh nation, in his age,. Not a fingle character has efcaped Mm. AH his pilgrims are feverally...
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A New and General Biographical Dictionary: Containing an ... Account of the ...

Biography - 1795
..." have been a man of a moft wonderful comprehenfive nature, becanfe, as it has been truly obferved of him, he has taken into the compafs of his Canterbury...various manners and humours, as we now call them, of the whole Englifli nation in his age. Not a fingle character has efcaped him. All his pilgrims are feverally...
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The Works of the British Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and ..., Volume 6

Robert Anderson - English poetry - 1795
...where I left him. Me mad have been a man of a mod wonderful comprchenfive nature, becaufe, as it lias been truly obfcrved of him, he has taken into the compafs of hit Canterbury tale* the various manners and humours (as we now call them) of the whole Englilh nation,...
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