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" His characters are not modified by the customs of particular places, unpractised by the rest of the world ; by the peculiarities of studies or professions, which can operate but upon small numbers ; or by the accidents of transient fashions or temporary... "
The British Plutarch: Containing the Lives of the Most Eminent Divines ... - Page 305
by Francis Wrangham - 1816
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Readings in English Prose of the Eighteenth Century

Raymond Macdonald Alden - English prose literature - 1911 - 724 pages
...at least above all modern writers, — the poet ofjiature; the poet that holds up to his readers a faithful mirror of manners and of life. His characters...not modified by the customs of particular places, unpracticed by the rest of the world; by the peculiarities of studies or professions, which can operate...
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Readings in English Prose of the Eighteenth Century

Raymond Macdonald Alden - English prose literature - 1911 - 724 pages
...at least above all modern writers, — the poet of nature; the poet that holds up to his readers a faithful mirror of manners and of life. His characters...not modified by the customs of particular places, unpracticed by the rest of the world; by the peculiarities of studies or professions, which can operate...
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High School English, Book 2

Abraham Royer Brubacher, Dorothy Ermina Snyder - English language - 1912
...writers, at least above all modern writers, the poet of nature ; the poet that holds up to his readers a faithful mirror of manners and of life. His characters...not modified by the customs of particular places, unpracticed by the rest of the world ; by the peculiarities of studies or professions, which can operate...
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A History of Modern Criticism 1750-1950: Volume 1, The Later Eighteenth Century

René Wellek - Literary Criticism - 1981 - 368 pages
...modified by the customs of particular places ... by the peculiarities of studies or professions . . . or by the accidents of transient fashions or temporary...opinions; they are the genuine progeny of common humanity . . . His persons act and speak by the influence of those general passions and principles by which...
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Johnson on Shakespeare

Samuel Johnson - 1908 - 208 pages
...pleasures of sudden wonder are soon exhausted, and the mind can only repose on the stability of truth. / I customs of particular places, unpractised by the rest...humanity, such as the world will always supply, and 1 observation will always find. His persons act and speak by the influence of those general passions...
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Literary Criticism, Pope to Croce

Gay Wilson Allen, Harry Hayden Clark - Literary Criticism - 1962 - 659 pages
...— at least above all modern writers — the poet of nature; the poet that holds up to his readers a faithful mirror of manners and of life. His characters...are not modified by the customs of particular places unpracticed by the rest of the world; by the peculiarities of studies or professions which can operate...
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Man in Adaptation: The Cultural Present

Yehudi A. Cohen - Social Science - 1974 - 602 pages
...man. Thus, in a passage now notorious, Dr. Johnson saw Shakespeare's genius to lie in the fact that "his characters are not modified by the customs of...peculiarities of studies or professions, which can operate upon but small numbers; or by the accidents of transient fashions or temporary opinions." And Racine...
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Sources of Dramatic Theory: Volume 2, Voltaire to Hugo

D. J. Conacher - Drama - 1991 - 292 pages
...least above all modern writers, the poet of nature <Gt/136>; the poet that holds up to his readers a faithful mirror of manners and of life. His characters...not modified by the customs of particular places, unpracticed by the rest of the world; by the peculiarities of studies or professions, which can operate...
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Religion, Literature, and Politics in Post-Reformation England, 1540-1688

Donna B. Hamilton, Richard Strier - History - 1996 - 280 pages
...— unlike virtually all prior literary personae - do not seem types of their class and social role. His characters are not modified by the customs of...world; by the peculiarities of studies or professions ... or by the accidents of transient fashions or temporary opinions. But Johnson then goes on, in a...
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William Shakespeare, Richard II

Martin Coyle - Drama - 1999 - 192 pages
...above all modern writers, the poet of nature; the poet that holds up to his readers a faithful mirrour of manners and of life. His characters are not modified...particular places, unpractised by the rest of the world;. . . they are the genuine progeny of common humanity, such as the world will always supply, and observation...
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