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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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An Essay on English Poetry: With Notices of the British Poets

Thomas Campbell - English poetry - 1848 - 456 pages
...of blemishes to be deducted from his merits is not great,f and we should scarcely be thankful * [He (Shakspeare) was the man who of all modern, and perhaps...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 Ladies' Repository, Volume 6

Methodist Episcopal Church - 1848 - 452 pages
...which Dr. Blair quotes with approhation, "as not only just, hut uncommonly elegant and happy." " He was the man who, of all modern, and, perhaps, ancient...nature were still present to him, and he drew them, not lahoriously, hut luckily. When ho descrihes any thing, you more than see it — you feel it, too. They...
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Lectures on the English Poets

William Hazlitt - English poetry - 1849 - 290 pages
...best character of Shakspeare that has ever been written.* * " 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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Studies of Shakspere, forming a companion volume to every edition ..., Volume 86

Charles Knight - 1849 - 582 pages
...imaginary conversation in which the Earl of Dorset bears a part : " 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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Studies of Shakspere: Forming a Companion Volume to Every Edition of the Text

Charles Knight - 1849 - 574 pages
...imaginary conversation in which the Earl of Dorset bears a part : " To begin, then, with Shakspeare. He was the man who of all modern, and perhaps ancient...he drew them not laboriously, but luckily : when he deseribes anything, you more than see it, you feel it too. Those who accuse him to have wanted learning...
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The Wisdom and Genius of Shakespeare: Comprising Moral Philosophy ...

William Shakespeare - 1853 - 608 pages
...elements."* Take also the sentiments of the following writers who speak in accordance with this work : — " Shakspeare was the man, who of all modern and perhaps...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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Proceedings of the Literary & Philosophical Society of Liverpool, Issues 1-50

Literary and Philosophical Society of Liverpool - 1896 - 496 pages
...Shakspere appeared in the Essay on Dramatic Poesy so early as 1668 : — To begin, then, with Shakspere. 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 Miscellaneous Works, Volume 2

William Hazlitt - English literature - 1854 - 980 pages
...the best character of Shakspeare that his ever been written.* •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 analysis of sentences explained and systematised, after Beckers' German ...

John Daniel Morell - 1854 - 128 pages
...beginning of the Eussian campaign. But the demon, by whom he was possessed, urged him on to his fate. Shakspeare was the man, who of all modern and perhaps...him ; and he drew them not laboriously but luckily. Where he describes any thing, you more than see it, you feel it too. Those who accuse him of having...
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A Compendium of English Literature, Chronologically Arranged from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1854 - 796 pages
...served up to us in a diluted state by many a modern critic: — To begin, then, with Shakspeare. He was the man who, of all modern and perhaps ancient...nature were still present to him, and he drew them, not lalx>riously, but luckily: when he describes any thing, you more than see it — you feel it too. Those...
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