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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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Copp’d Hills Towards Heaven Shakespeare and the Classical Polity

Howard B. White - History - 1970 - 156 pages
...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 His persons act and speak by the influence of those general passions...
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Johnson, Writing, and Memory

Greg Clingham - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 222 pages
...wisdom" of which Johnson approves in Shakespeare's drama comes to the reader through "characters [that] are not modified by the customs of particular places, unpractised by the rest of the world."1' Likewise, the nature of Shakespeare's drama differs from that in "Rambler" 4 by virtue of...
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Quotation Marks

Marjorie B. Garber - Literary Collections - 2003 - 306 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...are the genuine progeny of common humanity such as (he world will always supply, and observation will always find. His persons act and speak by the influence...
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The Poetry Handbook

John Lennard - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 448 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 by the cuitoms of particular places, unpractifed by the reft of the world ; by the peculiarities of ftudies...
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Robert Bloomfield, Romanticism and the Poetry of Community

Simon J. White - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 171 pages
...Johnson goes on to elaborate exactly what he means: in 'just representations of general nature ... characters are not modified by the customs of particular places, unpractised by the rest of the world' or 'by the peculiarities of studies or professions, which can operate but upon small numbers' (Works...
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The Tragedy of King Lear: With Classic and Contemporary Criticisms

William Shakespeare - Literary Criticism - 2008 - 340 pages
...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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Geschichte der Literaturkritik: Das späte 18. Jahrhundert, das Zeitalter der ...

René Wellek - Criticism - 1978 - 754 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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