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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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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1860 - 778 pages
...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...then raise himself as high above the rest of poets, Quanulm lenta solent inter viburna cupressi.1 The consideration of this made Mr. Hales of Eaton say,...
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The Pictorial Edition of the Works of Shakspere, Volume 7

William Shakespeare - 1860 - 586 pages
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The Prose and Prose Writers of Britain from Chaucer to Ruskin: With ...

Robert Demaus - English literature - 1860 - 580 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...presented to him ; no man can say he ever had a fit sublect for his wit, and did not then raise himself as high above the rest of poets, " As the tall...
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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1860 - 766 pages
...injury to com. pare him with the greatest of mankind. He is many times flat and insipid ; his comic wit degenerating into clenches, his serious swelling...when some great occasion is presented to him : no I man can say he ever had a fit subject for his wit, and did not then raise himself as high above the...
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A Compendium of English Literautre: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1863 - 788 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...raise himself as high above the rest of poets, Quantum lenla solent inter viburna cupressi. 1 The consideration of this made Mr. Hales of Eaton say, that...
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Choice specimens of English literature, selected and arranged by T.B. Shaw ...

Thomas Budd Shaw, sir William Smith - 1864 - 554 pages
...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 sclent inter riburna cupressi. The consideration of this made Mr. Hales of Eaton say, that there was...
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Scraps. [An anthology, ed.] by H. Jenkins

esq Henry Jenkins - 1864 - 800 pages
...times flat and insipid ; his comic -wit degenerates into clenches, his serious swelling into bombat-t. But he is always great when some great occasion is...him ; no man can say he ever had a fit subject for Ma wit, and did not then raise himself as high above the rest of poets. " Quant am lenta solent inter...
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Shaksperean gems, newly collected and arranged with a life of W. Shakspere ...

William Shakespeare - 1865 - 362 pages
...him injury to compare him with the greatest of mankind. He is many times flat and inispid; his comic wit degenerating into clenches; his serious swelling...— " Quantum lenta solent inter viburna cupressi." There is, perhaps, only one other English poet of equal merit with Shakspere, our great and glorious...
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Graduated exercises for translation into German, extr. from Engl. authors ...

Friedrich Otto Froembling - 1866 - 438 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." ' The consideration of this made Mr. Hales of Eton .gay,...
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Selected Works

John Dryden - Poetry - 1953 - 474 pages
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