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" A quibble is to Shakespeare what luminous vapours are to the traveller; he follows it at all adventures; it is sure to lead him out of his way, and sure to engulf him in the mire. It has some malignant power over his mind, and its fascinations are irresistible. "
Poems, with illustrative remarks [ed. by W.C. Oulton]. To which is prefixed ... - Page xxviii
by William Shakespeare - 1804
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The Dramatick Writings of Will. Shakspere: With the Notes of All ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1788
...traveller ; he follows it' at all adventures ; ff is sure to lead him out of his way, and sure to engulf him in the mire. It has some malignant power over...disquisition, whether he be enlarging knowledge, or exalting affeftion, whether he be amusing attention with incidents, or enchaining it in suspense, let but a...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1803
...traveller ; he follows it at all adventures ; it is sure to lead him out of his way, and sure to engulf him in the mire. It has some malignant power over...irresistible. Whatever be the dignity or profundity of his disquisitions, whether he be enlarging knowledge, or exalting affection, whether he be amusing attention...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1806
...frigidity. A quibble is to Shakespeare, what luminous vapours are to the traveller : he follows it at aB adventures; it is sure to lead him out of his way,...malignant power over his mind, and its fascinations Pre irresistible. Whatever be the dignity or profundity of his disquisition, whether he be enlarging...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: With Notes of Various Commentators, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1806
...traveller : he follows it at all adventures ; it is sure to lead him out of his way, and sure to engulf him in the mire. It has some malignant power over...irresistible. Whatever be the dignity or profundity of his disquisitions, whether he be enlarging knowledge or exalting affection, whether he be amusing attention...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare ...: With the Corrections and ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1809
...traveller; he follows it at all adventures ; it is sure to lead him out of his way, and sure to engulf him in the mire. It has some malignant power over...whether he be amusing attention with incidents, or enchaining it in suspense, let but a quibble spring up before him, and he leaves his work unfinished....
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1809
...traveller ; he follows it at all adventures ; it is sure to lead him out of his way, and sure to ingulf him in the mire. It has some malignant power over...whether he be amusing attention with incidents, or enchaining it in suspense, let but a quibble spring up before him, and he leaves his work unfinished....
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The plays of William Shakspeare, with the corrections and illustr ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1809
...traveller; he follows it at all adventures; it is sure to lead him out of his way, and sure to engulf him in the mire. It has some malignant power over his mind, and its fascinations are irre- • sistible. Whatever be the dignity or profundity of his disquisition, whether he be enlarging...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With An Essay on His Life and ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1810
...traveller: he follows it at all adventures ; it is sure to lead him out of his way, and sure to engulf him in the mire. It has some "malignant power over...whether he be amusing attention with incidents, or enchaining it in suspense, let but a quibble spring up before him, and he leaves his work unfinished....
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The Works of William Shakespeare, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1810
...traveller : he follows it at all adventures ; it is sure to lead him out of his way, and sure to engulf him in the mire. It has some malignant power over...whether he be amusing attention with incidents, or enchaining it in suspense, let but a quibble spring up before him, and he leaves his work unfinished....
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Historical and critical matter The tempest. Two gentlemen of Verona. Merry ...

William Shakespeare - 1811
...traveller ; he follows it at all adventures ; it is sure to lead him out of his way, and sure to engulf him in the mire. It has some malignant power over his mind, and its fuscinations are irresistible. Whatever be the dignity or profundity of his disquisitions, whether...
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