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" He was inclined to show an usurper and a murderer not only odious but despicable, he therefore added drunkenness to his other qualities, knowing that kings love wine like other men, and that wine exerts its natural power upon kings. These are the petty... "
Poems, with illustrative remarks [ed. by W.C. Oulton]. To which is prefixed ... - Page xxii
by William Shakespeare - 1804
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Mr. Johnson's Preface to His Edition of Shakespear's Plays

Samuel Johnson - 1765 - 72 pages
...fhew 2 an an ufurper and a murderer not only odious but defpicable, he therefore added drunkennefs to his other qualities, knowing that kings love wine...and that wine exerts its natural power upon kings. Thefe are the petty cavils of petty minds ; a poet overlooks the cafual diftinction of country and...
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The plays of William Shakespeare, with the corrections and illustr ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1768
...Ihew PREFACE. an ufurper and a murderer not only odious but defpicable, he therefore added drunkennefs to his other qualities, knowing that kings love wine...and that wine exerts its natural power upon kings. Thefe are the petty cavils of petty minds; a poet overlooks the cafual diftindion of country and condition,...
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Prefaces. Tempest. Two gentlemen of Verona. Merry wives of Windsor

William Shakespeare - 1773
...inclined to fhew an ufurper and a murderer not only odious, but defpicable; he therefore added drunkennefs to his other qualities, knowing that kings love wine...and that wine exerts its natural power upon kings. Thefe ace the petty cavils of petty minds; a, poet overlooks the cafual diftinftion of country and...
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Miscellaneous and Fugitive Pieces, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1774
...to fliew an Ufurper and a Murderer not only odious, but defpicable ; he therefore added Drunkennefs to his other Qualities, knowing that Kings love Wine...and that Wine exerts its natural Power upon Kings. Thefe are the petty Cavils of petty Minds ; a Poet overlooks the cafual Distinction of Country and...
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Miscellaneous and Fugitive Pieces, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1774
...to fhew an Ufurper and a Murderer not only odious, but defpicable ; he therefore added Drunkennefs to his other Qualities, knowing that Kings love Wine...and that Wine exerts its natural Power upon Kings. Thefe are the petty Cavils of petty Minds ; a Poet overlooks the cafual Diftinction of Country and...
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Miscellaneous and Fugitive Pieces, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1774
...to fhew an Ufurper and a Murderer not only odious, but defpicable ; he therefore added Drunkennefs to his other Qualities, knowing that Kings love Wine...Men, and that Wine •exerts its natural Power upon Kin^s. Thefe are the petty Cavils of petty Minds ; a Poet overlooks the cafual Diftinction of Country...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare in Ten Volumes: Prefaces. The tempest. The ...

William Shakespeare - 1778
...to fllew an ufurper and a murderer not only odious, but defpicable; he therefore added drunkennefs to his other qualities, knowing that kings love wine...and that wine exerts its natural power Upon kings. Thefe are the petty cavils of petty tninds; a poet overlooks the cafual diftinclion of country and...
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Prose on Several Occasions: Accompanied with Some Pieces in Verse, Volume 2

George Colman - 1787
...to fhew an ufurper, and a murderer, not only odious but defpicable, he therefore added drunkennefs to his other qualities, knowing that Kings love wine,...and that wine exerts its natural power upon Kings. Thefe are the petty cavils of petty minds; a poet overlooks the cafual diftin&ion of country and condition,...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The Adventurer. Philological tracts

Samuel Johnson, Sir John Hawkins - English literature - 1787
...inclined to fhew an ufurper and a murderer not only odious, but defpicable; he therefore added drunkennefs to his other qualities, knowing that kings love wine...and that wine exerts its natural power upon kings. Thefe are the petty tfavils of petty minds ; a poet overlooks the cafual diftincYion of country and...
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The Dramatick Writings of Will. Shakspere: With the Notes of All ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1788
...senate-house would certainly, have afforded him. He was inclined to shew an usurper and a murderer not only odious, but despicable ; he therefore added...his other qualities, knowing that kings love wine liks other other men, and that wine exerts its natural power upon kings. These are the petty cavils...
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