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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: With Biographical and Critcal Notices and An ...

Authors, English - 1855 - 834 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...as high above the rest of poets — Quantum lenta soient inter viburna cupressi. DltYDEXi C. t If Shakspeare's embroideries were burnt down, there would...
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The English Language in Its Elements and Forms: With a History of Its Origin ...

William Chauncey Fowler - English language - 1855 - 768 pages
...the greatest of mankind. He is many times flat, insipid ; his comic wit degenerating into clinches, his serious swelling into bombast. But he is always...; no man can say he ever had a fit subject for his wits and did not raise himself as high above the rest of poets, " Quantum lenta solent inter viburna...
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Studies in English poetry [an anthology] with biogr. sketches and notes by J ...

Joseph Payne - 1856 - 516 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...— ' Quantum lenta solent inter viburna cupressi.' " 1 " Criticism goes back for names worthy of being put into competition with his, to the first great...
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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1856 - 800 pages
...serious swelling into bombast. But he is always great when some great occasion is presented *o him: no I man can say he ever had a fit subject for his wit,...raise himself as high above the rest of poets, Quantum lenUi solent inter vlbnrna cnprcssl. 1 The consideration of this, made Mr. Hales of Eaton say, ' that...
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The Plays & Poems of Shakespeare: Life of Shakespeare. Dr. Johnson's preface ...

William Shakespeare - 1857 - 354 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...then raise himself as high above the rest of poets, Vuamum lema soleat inter viburoa cupressl. It is to be lamented, that such a writer should want a commentary...
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Biographical Sketches of Eminent British Poets: Chronologically Arranged ...

English poetry - 1857 - 574 pages
...him an injury to compare him with tha greatest of mankind. He is many times flat, insipid ; his comic wit degenerating into clenches, his serious swelling...did not then raise himself as high above the rest of the poets — Quantum lenta Solent inter viburna cupressi. " The consideration of this made Mr. Hales...
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Principles of Elocution

Thomas Ewing - Elocution - 1857 - 428 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-...he ever had a fit subject for his wit, and did not raise himself as high above the rest of poets. ' " Quantum lenta sclent inter viburna cupressi." The...
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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - American literature - 1848 - 786 pages
...serious swelling into bombast. But he ia always great when some great occasion is presented to him ; DO man can say he ever had a fit subject for his wit,...then raise himself as high above the rest of poets, Quantxiin lentfi solcnt inter vibmna cuprcssi.1 The consideration of this made Mr. Hales of Eaton say,...
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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1858 - 780 pages
...into bombast But he is always great when some great occasion is presented to \ivn.\\ no I man can gay he ever had a fit subject for his wit, and did not...himself as high above the rest of poets, Quantum lenta lolent Inter viburna capresal. 1 The consideration of this, made Mr. Hales of Eaton say, ' that there...
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A class-book of English prose, with biogr. notices, explanatory notes and ...

Robert Demaus - 1859 - 612 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...then raise himself as high above the rest of poets, " As the tall cypress towers above the shrubs." 1 ' The consideration of this made Mr Hales of Eton...
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