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" Yet his real power is not shown in the splendour of particular passages, but by the progress of his fable, and, the tenor of his dialogue; and he that tries to recommend him by select quotations, will succeed like the pedant in Hierocles, who, when he... "
Poems, with illustrative remarks [ed. by W.C. Oulton]. To which is prefixed ... - Page xx
by William Shakespeare - 1804
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Miscellaneous and Fugitive Pieces, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1774
...him by felect Quotations, will fuceeed like the Pedant in Hierocles, who, when he offered his Houfe to Sale, carried a Brick in his Pocket as a Specimen. It will not eafily be imagined how much ShakeJftare cxcells in accommodating his Sentiments to real Life, but by...
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Miscellaneous and Fugitive Pieces, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1774
...him by felect Quotations, will fuceeed like the Pedant in Hierocles, who, when he offered his Houfe to Sale, carried a Brick in his Pocket as a Specimen. It will not eafily be imagined how much Sbakeffean excells in accommodating his Sentiments to real real Life, but...
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The Dramatick Writings of Will. Shakspere: With the Notes of All ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1788
...not shewn in the splendour of particular passages, but by the progress of his fable, and the tenor pf his dialogue ; and he that tries to recommend him...select quotations, will succeed like the pedant in Hicrocles, who, when he offered his house to sale, carried a brick in his ppcket as a. specimen. It...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1803
...not shown in the splendor of particular passages, but by the progress of his fable, and the tenor of his dialogue ; and he that tries to recommend him...select quotations, will succeed like the pedant in Hlerocles, who, when he offered his house to sale, carried a brick in his pocket as a specimen. It...
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The Plays of William Shakspeare: With the Corrections and ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare, George Steevens, Samuel Johnson - 1803
...felect quotations, will fucceed Jike the pedant in Hierocles, who, when he offered his houfe to fale, carried a brick in his pocket as a Specimen. It will not eafily be imagined how much Shakfpeare excels in accommodating his fentiments to real life, but by...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: With Notes of Various Commentators, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1806
...not shewn in the splendor of particular passages, but by the progress of his fable, and the tenor of his dialogue ; and he that tries to recommend him...specimen. It will not easily be imagined how much Shakspeare excels in accommodating his sentiments to real life, but by comparing him with other authors....
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 10, Issue 19

English literature - 1807
...The man of wit is least aggrieved. ' Whoever, ' says Dr Johnson, * tries to recommend Shakespeare, by select quotations, will succeed like the pedant...sale, carried a brick in his pocket as a specimen. ' Of the talents of the brickmaker, .we can judge, however, in some degree, by the single brick. A...
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The Edinburgh Review, Volume 10

English literature - 1807
...recommend Shakespeare, by select quotations, will sue-, ceed like the pedant in Hierocles, who, when.he offered his house to sale, carried a brick in his pocket as a specimen. ' Of the talents of the brickmaker, we can judge, however, in some degree, by the single brick. A bon-mot...
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The plays of William Shakspeare, with the corrections and illustr ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1809
...not shown in the splendor of particular passages, but by the progress of his fable, and the tenor of his dialogue; and he that tries to recommend him by...specimen. It will not easily be imagined how much Shakspeare excels in? accommodating his sentiments to real life, but by comparing him with other authors....
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The Plays of William Shakespeare ...: With the Corrections and ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1809
...not shown in the splendor of particular passages, but by the progress of his fable, and the tenor of his dialogue ; and he that tries to recommend him...succeed like the pedant in Hierocles, who, when he offcjed his house to sale, carried a brick in his pocket as a specimen. It will not easily be imagined...
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