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" His adherence to general nature has exposed him to the censure of critics, who form their judgments upon narrower principles. Dennis and Rymer think his Romans not sufficiently Roman ; and Voltaire censures his kings as not completely royal. "
Historical and critical matter The tempest. Two gentlemen of Verona. Merry ... - Page 3
by William Shakespeare - 1811
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The Dramatick Writings of Will. Shakspere: With the Notes of All ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1788
...him to the censure of criticks, who form their judgments upon narrower principles. Dennis and Rymer think his Romans not sufficiently Roman; and Voltaire...the Danish usurper is represented as a drunkard. But Shakspere always makes nature predominate over accident; and, if he preserves the essential character,...
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Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1799
...being no general index to his voluminous works, have searched in vain, and therefore cannot quote it'. offended that Menenius, a senator of Rome, should...the Danish usurper is represented as a drunkard. But Shakespeare always makes nature predominate over accident. . . . His story requires Romans or kings,...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Life

James Boswell - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1799
...being no general index to his voluminous works, have searched in vain, and therefore cannot quote it'. offended that Menenius, a senator of Rome, should...the Danish usurper is represented as a drunkard. But Shakespeare always makes nature predominate over accident. . . . His story requires Romans or kings,...
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Poems, with illustrative remarks [ed. by W.C. Oulton]. To which is ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1804
...exposed him to the censure of critics, who form their judgments opon narrow principles. Dennis and Rynier think his Romans not sufficiently Roman ; and Voltaire...the Danish usurper is represented as a drunkard. But Shakespeare always makes nature predominant 6ver accident, and if he preserves the essential character,...
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Notes Upon Some of the Obscure Passages in Shakespeare's Plays: With Remarks ...

John Howe Baron Chedworth - 1805 - 375 pages
...concluding, on that account, that all soldiers are vain-glorious boasters? " Shakespeare (says Dr. Johnson) always makes " nature predominate over accident, and,...not very " careful of distinctions superinduced and ad" ventitious. His story requires Romans or " kings, but he thinks only on men. He knew " that Rome,...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1806
...progress of the passions. His adherence to general nature has exposed him to thecensureof criticks,who form their judgments upon narrower principles. Dennis...the Danish usurper is represented as a drunkard. But Shakespeare always makes nature predominate over accident; and, if he preserves the essential character,...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: With Notes of Various Commentators, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1806
...him to the censure of criticks, who form their judgment* upon narrower principles. Dennis and Rymer think his Romans not sufficiently Roman ; and Voltaire...as not completely royal. Dennis is offended, that Mcnenius, a senator of Rome, should play the buffoon ; and Voltaire perhaps thinks decency violated...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Passages in Prose: Selected ...

Vicesimus Knox - Children - 1808 - 1120 pages
...their judgments upon narrower principles. Dennis and Rymer think his Romans not sufficiently Rinnan ; Johnson Shakespeare always makes nature predominate over accident ; and if he preserves the essential character,...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1809
...him to the censure of critics, who form their judgments upon narrower principles. Dennis and Rymer think his Romans not sufficiently Roman ; and Voltaire...the Danish usurper is represented as a drunkard. But Shakspcare always makes nature predominate over accident ; and, if he preserves the essential characters,...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare ...: With the Corrections and ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1809
...him to the censure of criticks, who form their judgments upon narrower principles. Dennis and Rymer think his Romans not sufficiently Roman ; and Voltaire...that Menenius, a senator of Rome, should play the buflbon ; and Voltaire perhaps thinks decency violated when the Danish usurper is represented as a...
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