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" He was the man who of all modern, and perhaps ancient poets, had the largest and most comprehensive soul. All the images of nature were still present to him, and he drew them not laboriously, but luckily: when he describes anything, you more than see... "
The Penny Magazine of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge - Page 29
1832
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Mr. Johnson's Preface to His Edition of Shakespear's Plays

Samuel Johnson - 1765 - 72 pages
...yet not rectified, nor his allufions underftood ; yet then did Dryden pronounce " that Shakefpeare was the man, " who, of all modern and perhaps ancient poets, «' had the largeft and moft comprehenfive foul. All " the images of nature were ftili pielent to him, *' and he...
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The plays of William Shakespeare, with the corrections and illustr ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1768
...yet not rectified, nor his allufions tindei ftood; yet then did Drydtn pronounce " that Sbakefpeare was the man, " who, of all modern and perhaps ancient poets, *' had the largeft and mod comprehenfive foul. All " the images of nature were ttill prefent to him, *' and he...
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Prefaces. Tempest. Two gentlemen of Verona. Merry wives of Windsor

William Shakespeare - 1773
...yet not rectified, nor his allufions underftood ; yet then did Dryden pronounce, " that Siiakefpeare was the man, " who, of all modern and perhaps ancient poets, " had the largcft and moft comprehenfive foul. All " the images of nature were {till prefent to him, and Voi....
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Miscellaneous and Fugitive Pieces, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1774
...yet not rectified, nor his Allufions underftood ; yet then did Dryden pronounce, that ' Shakefpeare was the Man, who, of all modern, and perhaps ancient Poets, had the largeft and moft comprehenfive Soul. All the Images of Nature were ftill prefent to him, and he drew...
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Miscellaneous and Fugitive Pieces, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1774 - 375 pages
...yet not rectified, nor his Allufions underftood ; yet then did Dryden pronounce, that ' Sbakefpeare was the * Man, who, of all modern, and perhaps ancient * Poets, had the largeft and moft comprehenfive * Soul. All the Images of Nature were fr.il! pr£*' fent to him, and...
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The Dramatick Writings of Will. Shakspere: With the Notes of All ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1788
...was yet not rectified, nor his allusions understood ; yet then did Dryden pronounce, " that Shakspere was the man, " who, of all modern and perhaps ancient...not laboriously, but luckily : when " he describes any thing, you more than see it, you " feel it too. Those, who accuse him to have wanted " learning,...
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The Plays of William Shakspeare: In Fifteen Volumes. With the Corrections ...

William Shakespeare - 1793
...was yet not reftified, nor his allufions underftood; yet then did Dryden pronounce, " that Shakfpeare was the man, who, of all modern and perhaps ancient poets, had the largeft and moft comprehenfive foul. All the images of nature were ftill prefent to him, and he drew...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Passages in Prose, Volume 2

Vicesimus Knox - English prose literature - 1797
...Waller among tire Englifh. Drjden. §78. Remarks on fume nf tbi bift Engliß dramatic Poets. Shakefpeare was the man who, of all modern and perhaps ancient poets, had the largeft and moil comprehcnfive foul. All the images of nature were Hill prefent to him, and he drew...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Passages in Prose ..., Volume 2

1797 - 1120 pages
...among the Englifh. Drjjca. §78. Remarks on fame of tbs left En'lijb 4 dramatic Pt,tlt. Shakefpeare was the man who, of all modern and perhaps ancient poets, had the large)! and mod comprehensive foul. Ail the images of nature were llill prefent to him, and he drew...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden ..., Volume 1, Part 2

John Dryden - 1800 - 596 pages
...them, in my opinion, at least his equal, perhaps7 his superior. To begin, then, with Shakspeare. He was the man who of all modern, and perhaps ancient...them not laboriously, but luckily : when he describes any thing, you more than see it, you 7 It is curious to observe with what caution our author speaks,...
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