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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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Historical and critical matter The tempest. Two gentlemen of Verona. Merry ...

William Shakespeare - 1811 - 510 pages
...injury to compare him with the greatest of mankind. He is many times flat and insipid ; his ccmick wit degenerating into clenches, his serious swelling...ever had a fit subject for his wit, and did not then raibe himself as high above the rest of poets, " Quantum lenta sclent inter viburna cupressi." It is...
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The Works of William Shakespeare: In Nine Volumes, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1810 - 436 pages
...were he so, I should do him injury to compare him with the greatest of mankind, he is many times fiat and insipid ; his comick wit degenerating into clenches,...say, he ever had a fit subject for his wit, and did not1 then raise himself as high above the rest of poets, Quantum lenta lolent inter viburna cupretti....
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Elegant extracts: a copious selection of passages from the most ..., Volume 2

Elegant extracts - 1812 - 310 pages
...inti bombast. But he is always great, when som :great occasion is presented to him : no man ci L k say he ever had a fit subject for his wit, and did...then raise himself as high above the rest of poets, Qn.".;:!u;n lenta Solent inter viburna cnpr(ssi. The consideration of this made Mr. Hales of i Eaton...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the Close of ...

George Burnett - Authors, English - 1813 - 546 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...above the rest of poets, Quantum lenta solent inter .eibwma cupressi. The consideration of this made Mr. Hales of Eton -ixy, that there was no subject...
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The dramatic works of William Shakspeare. Whittingham's ed, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1814 - 532 pages
...degenerating into clenches, his serious swelling into bombast. But he is always great, when - 1 nuc great occasion is presented to him ; no man can say,...above the rest of poets, " Quantum lenta solent inter viburoa cupressi." It is to be lamented, that such a writer should want a commentary ; that his language...
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General Biography: Or, Lives, Critical and Historical, of the Most ..., Volume 9

John Aikin - Biography - 1814 - 662 pages
...clenches, his serious swelling into bombast. But he is always great, when some great occasion is sented to him. No man can say, he ever had a fit subject...himself as high above the rest of poets, Quantum lenta soient inter viburna cupressi." Besides his plays, Shakespear published in 1594 two poems, entitled...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 57

England - 1845 - 818 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 vibuma cupreğsi.' " The consideration of this made Mr Hales of Eton say, that there was no subject...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: Some account of Shakespeare's ...

William Shakespeare - 1817
...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...is presented to him : no man can say, he ever had a lit subject for his wit, and did not then raise himself as high above the rest of poets, Quantum lenta...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

Samuel Johnson - 1818 - 420 pages
...'inwards, and found her there. I cannot say he is ' every where alike ; were he so I should do him inju' ry to compare him with the greatest of mankind. ' He...then ' raise himself as high above the rest of poets, Ft is to be lamented, that such a writer should want a commentary ; that his language should become...
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Lectures on the English Poets: Delivered at the Surrey Institution

William Hazlitt - English literature - 1818 - 358 pages
...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 Viburno. Cupressi." M , m of übe İrigraml Thİ ' ï rf 4te тошиб ^índ' M not эг...
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