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The Lives of the English Poets: and a Criticism of Their Work - Page 176
by Samuel Johnson - 1795 - 536 pages
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The Monthly Review, Volume 61

1780
...number was then comparatively finall. To prove the paucity of reader;, it may be fufficient to ren-.ark, that the nation had been fatisfied, from 1623 to 1664,...The fale of thirteen hundred copies in two years, in opposition to fo muck recent enmity, and to л ilyle of verification new to all and difgufting to many,...
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The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal, Volume 61

Books - 1780
...comparatively fmall. To prove the paucity of reader;, it may be fufficicnt to remark, that the taation had been fatisfied, from 1623 to 1664, that is, forty-one...The fale of thirteen hundred copies in two years, in opposition to fo much recent enmity, and to a flyle of verification new to all and difgufting to many,...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Cowley. Denham. Milton. Butler ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781 - 503 pages
...accomplimment, and who buy the numerous products of modern typography, the number was then comparatively fmall. To prove the paucity of readers, it may be fufficient...1664, that is, forty-one years, with only two editions qf the works of 2OI Shakfpeare, which probably did not together make one thoufand copies. • The fale...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Cowley. Denham. Milton. Butler ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781 - 503 pages
...the paucity of readers, it may be fufficient to r^nr.rk, that the nation had been fatisfied, fir.m 1623 to 1664, that is, forty-one years, with only two editions of the works of Shakfpeare, which probably did not together make one thoufand copies. The fale of thirteen hundred...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: With Critical ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1783
...accomplinhment, and who buy the numerous products of modern typography, the number was then comparatively fma-11. To prove the paucity of readers, it may be fufficient...the nation had been fatisfied, from 1623 to 1664, *hat isj forty-one years, hh>•orily two .editions; of the works of , .which probably did wot together...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The lives of the most eminent English poets

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - English literature - 1787
...accomplifhment, and who buy the numerous produ&s of modern typography, the number was then comparatively fmall. To prove the paucity of readers, it may be fufficient...forty-one years, with only two editions of the works of Shakfpeare, which probably did not together make one thoufand copies. The fale of thirteen hundred...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...accomplifhment, and who buy the numerous products of modern typography, the number was then comparatively fmall. To prove the paucity of readers, it may be fufficient...to remark, that the nation had been fatisfied from i623 to t664, that is, forty-one years, with only two editions of the works of Shakfpeare, which probably...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets,: With Critical ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - Poets, English - 1790
...accomplifhment, an.d who buy the numerous products of modern typography, the number was then comparatively fmall. To prove the paucity of readers, it may be fufficient...forty-one years, with only two editions of the works of Shakfpeare, which probably did not together make one thoufand copies. The fale of thirteen hundred...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson.LL.D..: The lives of the English poets

Samuel Johnson - 1792
...accomplifhment, and who buy the numerous products of modern typography, the number was then comparatively fmall. To prove the paucity of readers, it may be fufficient...forty-one years, with only two editions of the works of Shakfpeare, which probably did not together make one thoufand copies. The fale of thirteen hundred...
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The Monthly Epitome, Volume 5

Great Britain - 1802
...books was not in Milton's age • what it is at prefcnt ; the nation had • been fatisfied from 1613 to 1664, that • is, forty-one years, with only two • editions of the works of Shakfpeare, • which probably did not together 4 make one thoufand copies. The fele • of thirteen...
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