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Prefaces. Tempest. Two gentlemen of Verona. Merry wives of Windsor - Page 6
by William Shakespeare - 1773
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Mr. Johnson's Preface to His Edition of Shakespear's Plays

Samuel Johnson - 1765 - 72 pages
...were ftili pielent to him, *' and he drew them not laborioufly, but luckily : " When he defaibes any thing, you more than fee '* it, you feel it too. Thofe who accufe hitn to *' have wanted learning, give him the greater com" mendation : he was naturally learned: he...
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The plays of William Shakespeare, with the corrections and illustr ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1768
...were ttill prefent to him, *' and he drew them not laborioufly, but luckily : J' When he defcribes any thing, you more than fee '* it, you feel it too. Thofe...him to ** have wanted learning, give him the greater com" mendation : he was naturally learned : he needed " not the fpectacles of books to read nature;...
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Miscellaneous and Fugitive Pieces, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1774 - 375 pages
...fent to him, and he drew them not laborioufly, but ' luckily: When he defcribes any Thing, you more 4 than fee it, you feel it too. Thofe who accufe ' him...Commendation: He was naturally learned: He * needed not the Spectacles of Books to read Na* ture ; he looked inwards, and found her there. ' I cannot fay he is...
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Miscellaneous and Fugitive Pieces. ...

1774
...him, and he drew them not laborioufly, but luckily: When he defcribes any Thing, you more than lee it, you feel it too. Thofe who accufe him to have...Commendation: He was naturally learned: He needed not the Spectacles of Books to read Nature ; he looked inwards, and found her there. I cannot fay he is every...
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Miscellaneous and Fugitive Pieces, Volume 2

English literature - 1774
...luckily: When he defcfibes any 1 hing, you more ' than fee it, you feel it too. Thofe who accufc •' him to have wanted Learning, give him the greater...Commendation: He was naturally learned: He ' needed not the Spectacles of Books to rea<i Na'* ture$ he looked inwards, and found her there. ' I cannot fay 'he...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare in Ten Volumes: Prefaces. The tempest. The ...

William Shakespeare - 1778
...*c he drew them not laborioufly, but luckily : when M he defcribes any thing, you more than fee ir, you " feel it too; Thofe, who accufe him to have wanted...he was naturally learned : he needed not the fpedtacles ' of books to read nature; he looked inwards, and " found her there. I cannot fay he is...
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The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal, Volume 70

Books - 1784
...more than fee it ; you feel it too. They who accufe him of wanting learning, give him the greateft commendation. He was naturally learned. He needed not the fpeftacles of books to' read nature. He looked inward, and found her there. I cannot fay he is every where alike. Were he fo, I fliould...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The Adventurer. Philological tracts

Samuel Johnson, Sir John Hawkins - English literature - 1787
...luckily : when he defcribes any thing, you more tc than fee it, you feel it too. Thofe, who accufc tc him to have wanted learning, give him the greater...: he " needed not the fpeftacles of books to read na" rure; he looked inwards, and found her there. *' I cannot fayhe is every where alike; were he fo...
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The Dramatick Writings of Will. Shakspere: With the Notes of All ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1788
...luckily : when " he describes any thing, you more than see it, you " feel it too. Those, who accuse him to have wanted " learning, give him the greater...commendation : he *' was naturally learned: he needed not the spectacles " of books to read nature ; he looked inwards, and " found her there, I cannot say he is...
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The Plays of William Shakspeare: In Fifteen Volumes. With the ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1793
...nature were ftill prefent to him, and he drew them not laborioufly, but luckily : when he defcribes any thing, you more than fee it, you feel it too. Thofe,...commendation ; he was naturally learned ; he needed not the fpectacles of books to read nature ; he looked inwards, and found her there. I cannot fay he is every...
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