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" He was the man who of all modern, and perhaps ancient poets, had the largest and most comprehensive soul. All the images of nature were still present to him, and he drew them not laboriously, but luckily: when he describes anything, you more than see... "
The Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text of the ... - Page xci
by William Shakespeare - 1803
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Memorials of Robert Burns and His Contemporaries with Selections from His Poems

P. F. Aiken - 1876 - 454 pages
...example of his high merit as a prose writer need be given, than his critical eulogy of Shakspere — " He was the man, who, of all " modern and perhaps ancient...not "laboriously, but luckily. When .he describes anything, "you more than see it, you feel it too. Those who "accuse him to have wanted learning, give...
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Lectures on the English Poets and the English Comic Writers

William Hazlitt - English drama (Comedy) - 1876 - 474 pages
...concentrated feeling of Chaucer's romantic fiction. Dryden, how* " To begin then with Shakspeare : he was the man who of all modern, and perhaps ancient...them not laboriously, but luckily: when he describes anything, you more than see it — you feel it too. Those who accuse him to have wanted learning, give...
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The Living Age, Volume 128

1876 - 844 pages
...man. It is only first-rate men that lead their age. But listen to what he says of Shakespeare : " He was the man who of all modern and perhaps ancient...them not laboriously but luckily: when he describes anything you more than see it, you feel it too. Those who accuse him to have wanted learning give him...
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Shakspeare's Dramatic Art: And His Relation to Calderon and Goethe, Volume 2

Hermann Ulrici - 1876 - 572 pages
...that go beyond him in literature some degrees.' Drydeu * in a similar manner speaks of Shakspeare as a man ' who of all modern and perhaps ancient poets,...them not laboriously but luckily: when he describes anything, you more than see it, you feel it too. Those who accuse him to have wanted learning, give...
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Wine and walnuts

Literary curiosities - 1876 - 386 pages
...of their Creator. — Jeffrey. Shakspeare was the man who, of all modern and perhaps ancient posts, had the largest and most comprehensive soul. All the...them not laboriously, but luckily. When he describes anything, you more than see it, — you feel it too. Those who accuse him to have wanted learning give...
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Anglia: Zeitschrift für englische Philologie, Volume 28

Comparative linguistics - 1963 - 526 pages
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The Plays and Poems of Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - 1878 - 750 pages
...yet BIIAK. I. A deformed with all the improprieties which ignorance or neglect could accumulate on him ; while the reading was yet not rectified, nor...poets, had the largest and most comprehensive soul. AH the images of Nature were still present to him, and he drew them not laboriously, but luckily: when...
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Cyclopædia of English Literature: A History, Critical and ..., Volume 3

Robert Chambers - English literature - 1879 - 428 pages
...dramatists are from the ' Essay on Dramatic Poesy ' (1668) : Shakspeare. To begin, then, with Shakspeare. He was the man who, of all modern, and perhaps ancient...them not laboriously, but luckily. 'When he describes anything, you more than see it — yon feel it toe. Those who accuse him to have wanted learning, give...
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Great Authors of All Ages: Being Selections from the Prose Works of Eminent ...

Samuel Austin Allibone - Authors - 1879 - 576 pages
...Seiccastle. ON SHAK8PEARE, BEAUMONT AND FLRTCHEB, AND BEN JON8ON. To begin, then, with Shakspeare. He r admirers somewhat of their panegyries, have at last, in spite of political anything, you more than see it, — you feel it too. Those who accuse him to have wanted learning,...
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23 Plays and the Sonnets

William Shakespeare - English drama - 1948 - 1132 pages
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