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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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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden: Now ..., Volume 3

John Dryden - 1800
...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. 1 The character...
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Dryden. Smyth. Duke. King. Sprat. Halifax

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1800
...nation, in his age. Not a finglc character has efcaped him. All his pilgrims are feverally diftinguiíhed 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 poets of Great Britain and Ireland. With prefaces ..., Volume 3

Great Britain - 1804
...nation^ in his age. Not a fmgle character has efcaped him. All 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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The Prosaic Garland: Consisting of Upwards of Two-hundred Pieces Selected ...

John Evans - English prose literature - 1807 - 260 pages
...Tales, the various mauners and humour, as we now call them, of the whole English nation in his eye. Not a single character has escaped him. All his pilgrims...other, and not only in their inclinations, but in their physiognomies and persons. Baptista Poria could not have described thrir nutures better, than by the...
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The poets of Great Britain complete from Chaucer to Churchill, Volume 21

John Bell - 1807
...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...single character has escaped him. All his pilgrims ase severally distinguished from each other ; and not only in their inclinations, but in their very...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected ...

John Dryden, Walter Scott - English literature - 1808
...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...the marks which the poet gives them. The matter and manner of their tales, and of their telling, are so suited to their dif* The famous Italian physiognomist....
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected in Eighteen Volumes ..., Volume 11

John Dryden - English literature - 1808
...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...the marks which the poet gives them. The matter and manner of their tales, and of their telling, are so suited to their dif* The famous Italian physiognomist....
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Reliques of Robert Burns: Consisting Chiefly of Original Letters, Poems, and ...

Robert Burns - Dialect literature, Scottish - 1808 - 453 pages
...the whole English nation, in his age. All his Pilgrims are severally distinguished from each other, not only in their inclinations, but in their very physiognomies and persons. The matter and manner of their Tales, and their telling, are so suited to their different educations,...
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Dryden, Smith, Duke, King, Sprat, Halifax, Parnell, Garth, Rowe, Addison

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1810
...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...the marks which the poet gives them. The matter and manner of their tales, and of their telling, are so suited to their different educations, humours,...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including ..., Volume 9

Alexander Chalmers - English poetry - 1810
...him, he has taken into the compass of his Canterbury) Tales the various mariners and humours (as we now call them) of the whole English nation, in his...not only in their inclinations, but in their very physioguo.-jes and persons. Baptista Porta could not have described their natures better, than by the...
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