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" In the writings of other poets, a character is too often an individual ; in those of Shakespeare, it is commonly a species. "
Poems, with illustrative remarks [ed. by W.C. Oulton]. To which is prefixed ... - Page xx
by William Shakespeare - 1804
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The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal, Volume 33

Books - 1765
...influence of thofe general paflions and principles by which all minds are agitated, and the whole fyftem of life is continued in motion. In the writings of other poets a character 'is too often an individual ; in thofe of Shakeipeare it is commonly a fpecies. * It is from this wide...
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Mr. Johnson's Preface to His Edition of Shakespear's Plays

Samuel Johnson - 1765 - 72 pages
...influence of chofe general pafllons and principles by which all minds are agitated, and the whole fyftem of life is contin.ued in motion. In the writings of other poets a chara<5ter is too often an individual ; in thole of Shakefpeare it is commonly a fpecies. It is from...
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The Monthly Review Or Literary Journal

Several Hands - 1765
...influence of thofe general panions and principles by which all minds are agitated, and the whole iyftem of life is continued in motion. In the writings of other poets a charaner is too often an individual ; in thofe of Shakefpeare it is commonly a fpecies. ' It is from...
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The plays of William Shakespeare, with the corrections and illustr ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1768
...influence of thofe general paffions and principles by which all minds are agitated, and the whole fyftem of life is continued in motion. In the writings of other poets a character is too often an. individual; in thofe of Sbakefpeare it is commonly a fpecies. It is from this wide extenfion...
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Prefaces. Tempest. Two gentlemen of Verona. Merry wives of Windsor

William Shakespeare - 1773
...influence of thofe general pafilons and principles by which all minds are agitated, and the whole fyftem of life is continued in motion. In the writings of other poets a character is too often an individual j in thofe of Shakefpeare it is commonly a fpecies. It is from this wide extenfion...
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Miscellaneous and Fugitive Pieces, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1774
...Influence of thofe general Paffions and Principles by which all Minds are agitated, and the whole Syftem, of Life is continued in Motion. In the Writings of other Poets a Character is too often an Individual ; in thofe of Shakefpcare it is commonly a Species. It is from this wide Extenfion...
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Miscellaneous and Fugitive Pieces, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1774
...Influence of thofe general Paffions and Principles by which all Mmds are agitated, and the whole Syftem of Life is continued in Motion. In the Writings of other Poets a Character is too often an Individual ; in thofe of Shakefpeare it is commonly a Species. It is from this wide Extenfion...
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Prose on Several Occasions: Accompanied with Some Pieces in Verse, Volume 2

George Colman - 1787
...thofe general paffions and principles ciples by which all minds are agitated, and the whole fyftem of life is continued in motion. In the writings of other poets a character is too often an individual ; in thofe of Shakefpeare it is commonly a fpecies." Having given fome further...
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The Dramatick Writings of Will. Shakspere: With the Notes of All ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1788
...of transient fashions or temporary opinions : they are the genuine progeny of common humanity, such as the world will always supply, and Observation will always find. His persons aft and Kiij speak speak by the influence of those general passions and principles by which all minds...
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The British Plutarch: Containing the Lives of the Most Eminent ..., Volume 2

Great Britain - 1791
...influence of thole general paffions and principles by which all minds are agitated, and the whole fyftem of life is continued in motion. In the writings of other poets a character is too often an individual; in thofe of Sliakefpeare it is commonly a fpecies. It is. from this wide,...
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