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The dramatic (poetical) works of William Shakspeare; illustr., embracing a ... - Page xxxiii
by William Shakespeare - 1850
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Dramatic Writings of Will. Shakespeare

William Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson, John Bell, George Steevens - 1788
...renown ; and little regard is due to that bigotry which sets candour higher than truth. His first defeft is that to which may be imputed most of the evil in...moral purpose. From his writings, indeed, a system of social duty may be selefted, for he that thinks reasonably must think morally ; but his precepts and...
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The plays of William Shakespeare: accurately printed from the text ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1803
...pretensions to renown; and little regard is due to that bigotry which sets candour higher than truth. His first defect is that to which may be imputed most...moral purpose. From his writings indeed a system of social duty may be selected, for he that thinks reasonably must think morally; but his precepts and...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1806
...pretensions to renown ; and little regard is due to that b'gotry which sets candour higher than, truth. His first defect is that to which may be imputed most...moral purpose. From his writings indeed a system of social duty may be selected, for he that thinks reasonably must think morally ; but his precepts and...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: With Notes of Various Commentators, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1806
...His first defect is that to which may be imputed most of the evil in books or in men. He sacrificed virtue to convenience, and is so much more careful...moral purpose. From his writings indeed a system of social duty may be selected, for he .that thinks reasonably must think morally; but his •precepts...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare ...: With the Corrections and ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1809
...pretensions to renown ; and little regard is due to that bigotry which sets candour higher than truth. His first defect is that to which may be imputed most...moral purpose. From his writings indeed a system of social duty may be selected, for he that thinks reasonably must think morally; but his precepts and...
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The plays of William Shakspeare, with the corrections and illustr. of ...

William Shakespeare - 1809
...pretensions to renown; and little regard is due to that bigotry which sets candour higher than truth. His first defect is that to which may be imputed most...moral purpose, From his writings indeed a system of social duty may be selected, for he that thinks reasonably must think morally; but his precepts and...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1809
...pretensions to renown ; and little regard is due to that bigotry which sets candour higher than truth. His first defect is that to which may be imputed most...convenience, and is so much more careful to please thai, to instruct, that he seems to write without any moral purpose. From his writings indeed a system...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With An Essay on His Life and ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1810
...pretensions to renown; and little regard is due to that bigotry which sets candour higher than truth. His first defect is that to which may be imputed most...moral purpose. From his writings indeed a system of social duty may be selected, for he that thinks reasonably must think morally; but his precept* r precepts...
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The Works of William Shakespeare, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1810
...sets candour higher than truth. His first defect is that to which may be imputed most of the evils in books or in men. He sacrifices virtue to convenience,...moral purpose. From his writings indeed a system of social duty may be selected, for he that thinks reasonably must think morally ; but his precepts and...
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Historical and critical matter The tempest. Two gentlemen of Verona. Merry ...

William Shakespeare - 1811
...pretensions to renown ; and little regard is due to that bigotry which sets candour higher than truth. His first defect is that to which may be imputed most...moral purpose. From his writings indeed a system of social duty may be selected, for he that thinks reasonably must think morally ; but his precepts and...
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