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" His persons act and speak by the influence of those general passions and principles by which all minds are agitated, and the whole system of life is continued in motion. In the writings of other poets a character is too often an individual; in those of... "
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by William Shakespeare - 1841
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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...poets a character 'is too often an individual ; in thofe of Shakeipeare it is commonly a fpecies. * It is from this wide extenfion of defign that fo much...
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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...poets a character is too often an. individual; in thofe of Sbakefpeare it is commonly a fpecies. It is from this wide extenfion of defign that fo much...
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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 of defign that fo...
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Miscellaneous and Fugitive Pieces, Volume 2

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...Poets a Character is too often an Individual ; in thofe of Shakefpcare it is commonly a Species. It is from this wide Extenfion of Defign that fo much...
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Miscellaneous and Fugitive Pieces, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1774 - 375 pages
...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...Poets a Character is too often an Individual ; in thofe of Shakefpeare it is commonly a Species. It is from this wide Extenfion of Defign that fo much...
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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...poets a character is too often an individual ; in thofe of Shakefpeare it is commonly a fpecies." Having given fome further illuftration of this argument,...
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The Dramatick Writings of Will. Shakspere: With the Notes of All ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1788
...influence of those general passions and principles by which all minds are agitated, and the whole system pf life is continued in motion. In the writings of other...character is too often an, individual ; • in those of Shakspere it is commonly a species. It is from this wide extension of design that so' nuich instruction...
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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, extenfion- of defign, that fo...
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The Plays of William Shakspeare: In Fifteen Volumes. With the ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - English drama - 1793
...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...poets a character is too often an individual ; in thofc of Shakfpeare it is commonly a fpecies. It is from this wide extenfion of defign that fo much...
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The Monthly Magazine, Volume 12

Art - 1801
...CRITICISM OP JOHNSON. Dr. JohnSon's CriticiSm is not always So preciSe as elo4uent : he Says Somewhere: 1 In the writings of other poets a character is too often an individual ; in thoSe of ShakeSpeare, it is commonly a Species.” The diametrically oppoSite pofition would have approached...
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