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" I cannot say he is everywhere alike; were he so, I should do him injury to compare him with the greatest of mankind. He is many times flat, insipid ; his comic wit degenerating into clenches, his serious swelling into bombast. But he is always great when... "
The Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text of the ... - Page xci
by William Shakespeare - 1803
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Specimens of the British Poets

Thomas Campbell - English poetry - 1844 - 846 pages
...comic wit degenerating into clenches, his serious swelling into bombast. But he is always great, when great occasion is presented to him ; no man can say...did not then raise himself as high above the rest of poetsQuantum lenta soient Inter vibuma cupreesi. DHYDBN.] [t If Shakepeare's embroideries were burnt...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 57

Scotland - 1845 - 842 pages
...him injury to compare him with the greatest of mankind. He is many times flat and insipid ; his comic wit degenerating into clenches ; his serious swelling...above the rest of poets, ' Quantum lenta solent inter viburnacupressi.' " The consideration of this made Mr Hales of Eton say, that there was no subject...
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Lectures on the English Comic Writers

William Hazlitt - English literature - 1845 - 512 pages
...injury to compare him with the greatest of mankind. Pie is many times flat and insipid : his comic wit degenerating into clenches, his serious, swelling...himself as high above the rest of poets, Quantum lenta soUnt inter Viburna Ouprtai." 8 His alterations from Chaucer and Boccaccio show a greater knowledge...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 57

England - 1845 - 816 pages
...him injury to compare him with the greatest of mankind. He is many times flat and insipid ; his comic wit degenerating into clenches ; his serious swelling...himself as high above the rest of poets, * Quantum lenta soient inter viburnacupresbi.' " The consideration of this made Mr Hales of Eton say, that there was...
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Lectures on the English Comic Writers

William Hazlitt - English literature - 1845 - 510 pages
...him injury to compare him with the greatest of mankind. He is many times flat and insipid : his comic wit degenerating into clenches, his serious, swelling...himself as high above the rest of poets, Quantum lenta talent inter Viburna Ouyressi." 8 His alterations from Chaucer and Boccaccio show a greater knowledge...
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Studies in English poetry [an anthology] with biogr. sketches and notes by J ...

Joseph Payne - 1845 - 490 pages
...comic wit degenerating into clenches, his serious swelling into bombast. But he is always great when great occasion is presented to him. No man can say...rest of poets, *Quantum lenta solent inter viburna cupressi.'"1 "Criticism goes back for names worthy of being put into competition with his, to the first...
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The Dramatic Works of Shakespeare, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1846 - 556 pages
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Specimens of the British Critics

John Wilson - Criticism - 1846 - 360 pages
...serious swelling into bombast. But he is always great when some great occasion is presented to him—no man can say he ever had a fit subject for his wit,...poets, 'Quantum lenta solent inter viburna cupressi.' " The consideration of this made Mr. Hales of Eton say, "Beaumont and Fletcher, of whom I am next to...
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Bits of books, from old and modern authors, for railway travellers

Bits - Anthologies - 1847 - 88 pages
...do him injury to compare him with the greatest of mankind. He is many times flat, insipid; his comic wit degenerating into clenches, his serious swelling...himself as high above the rest of poets, Quantum lenta aolent inter viburna cupressi. The consideration of this made Mr. Hales of Eton say, that there was...
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An Essay on English Poetry: With Notices of the British Poets

Thomas Campbell - English poetry - 1848 - 452 pages
...comic wit degenerating into clenches, his serious swelling into bombast. But he is always great when great occasion is presented to him ; no man can say...poets — Quantum lenta solent inter viburna cupressi. Dryden.] t [If Shakspeare's embroideries were burnt down, there would still be silver at the bottom...
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