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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, in... "
Blackwood's Magazine - Page 630
1845
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 13-14

John Bell - English poetry - 1782
...inclinations but in their very phy fiognoniies and perfons. Baptifta Porta could not have defcribed their natures better than by the marks which the poet gives them. The matter and manner of their tales, and of their telling, are fo fuited to their different educations, humours,...
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The works of the English poets. With prefaces, biographical and ..., Volume 20

English poets - 1790
...nation, in his age,. Not a fingle character has efcaped Mm. AH his pilgrims are feverally diftinguifhed from each other; and not only in their inclinations, but in their very phyfiognomies and perfons. Baptifta Porta could not have defcribed their natures better, than by the...
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A Complete Edition of the Poets of Great Britain..: Dryden. Rochester ...

1793
...nation, in his age. Not a flngle character has efcaped him. All his pilgrims arc fevcrilly didinguilhed from each other; and not only in their inclinations, but in their very phyfiognonvtcs and perfbns. Rip:ifta Porta could not have dcfcribcd their natures better, than by the...
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A New and General Biographical Dictionary: Containing an ... Account of the ...

Biography - 1795
...their inclinations, but in thefr phyfiognornies and perfons. Baptifta Porta could not have defcribed their natures better than by the marks which the poet gives them. The matter and manner of their tales and of their telling, are fo firitrd to their different educations, humours,...
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The Canterbury Tales of Chaucer: Completed in a Modern Version ...

Geoffrey Chaucer - Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages - 1795 - 389 pages
...in his age : not a fmgle cha" rafter has efcaped him. All his pilgrims are feverally diltin" guifhed from each other, and not only in their inclinations, but " in their very phyfiognomies and perfons. Baptifta Porta could " not have defcribed their natures better than by the...
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The Works of the British Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and Critical ...

Robert Anderson - English poetry - 1795
...nation, in his age. Not a fingle character has efcaped him. All his pilgrims are feverilly diflinguiihcd from each other; and not only in their inclinations, but in their very phyfiognomies and perfons. Bjp'.ifla Porta could not have dcfcribcd their natures better, than by the...
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A New and General Biographical Dictionary: Containing an Historical and ...

Biography - 1798
...nation in his age. Not a (ingle character has efcaped him. All his pilgrims arc 1'evcraHy diitinguiihed from each other, and not only in their inclinations, but in their phyCognomies and perlons, linptiita Porta could not have delcribed their natures better than by the...
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The Monthly Visitor, and Entertaining Pocket Companion, Volume 7

1799
...nation in hit eye. Not a tingle character has efcaped him. All hi* pilgrims are fevcrally diftinguiflied from each other, and not only in their inclinations, but in their phyfiognomits and perfons. Baptifta Porta could not have defcribed their natures better, than by the...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden,: Now ..., Volume 3

John Dryden - 1800
...Admiralty, as appears from a letter written by Dryden in July 1699 ; which may be found in vol. i. character has escaped him. All his Pilgrims are severally...not only in their inclinations, but in their very phisiognomies and persons. Baptista Porta5 could not have described their natures better, than by the...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden: Now ..., Volume 3

John Dryden - 1800 - 662 pages
...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, in his age. Not a single 1 Jeremy Collier and Luke Milbourne, each of whom had recently attacked our author. * The character...
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