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" He was the man who of all modern, and perhaps ancient poets, had the largest and most comprehensive soul. All the images of nature were still present to him, and he drew them not laboriously, but luckily: when he describes anything, you more than see... "
A Thousand and One Gems of English Prose - Page 94
1872 - 534 pages
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The Dramatick Writings of Will. Shakspere: With the Notes of All ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1788 - 348 pages
...was yet not rectified, nor his allusions understood ; yet then did Dryden pronounce, " that Shakspere was the man, " who, of all modern and perhaps ancient...not laboriously, but luckily : when " he describes any thing, you more than see it, you " feel it too. Those, who accuse him to have wanted " learning,...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden ..., Volume 1, Issue 2

John Dryden - 1800 - 591 pages
...them, in my opinion, at least his equal, perhaps7 his superior. To begin, then, with Shakspeare. He was the man who of all modern, and perhaps ancient...them not laboriously, but luckily : when he describes any thing, you more than see it, you ' It is curious io observe with what caution our author speaks,...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden ..., Volume 1, Part 2

John Dryden - 1800 - 628 pages
...them, in my opinion, at least his equal, perhaps7 his superior. To begin, then, with Shakspeare. He was the man who of all modern, and perhaps ancient...them not laboriously, but luckily : when he describes any thing, you more than see it, you 7 It is curious to observe with what caution our author speaks,...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden, Now First ...

John Dryden, Edmond Malone - 1800 - 634 pages
...Shakspcare above Jonson ; a caution which proves decisively the wretched taste of the period when he wrote. feel it too. Those who accuse him to have wanted learning,...learned; he needed not the spectacles of books to read nature; he looked inwards, and found her there. I cannot say he is every where alike; were he...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1803 - 494 pages
...reading was yet not rectified, nor his allusions understood ; yet then did Dryden pronounce, " that Shakspeare was the man, who, of all modern and perhaps...them not laboriously, but luckily : when he describes any thing, you more than see it, you feel it too. Those, who accuse him to have wanted learning, give...
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The Monthly Mirror: Reflecting Men and Manners : with Strictures ..., Volume 17

1804
...character which Dryden has drawn of Shakeipeire is not only just, but' uncommonly elegant and happy. " He was the man who, of all modern, and perhaps ancient...soul. All the images of nature were still present to hftfi, and lie drew them not labouriously, but luckily. When *e rilescribes any'tliing, you more than...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: With Notes of Various Commentators, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1806 - 394 pages
...the reading was yet not rectified, nor his allusions understood; yet then did Dryden pronounce, that Shakspeare was the man, who, of all modern and perhaps...them not laboriously, but luckily: when he describes any thing, you more than see it, you feel it too. Those, who accuse him to have wanted learning, give...
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Specimens of English prose-writers, from the earliest times to the ..., Volume 3

George Burnett - 1807 - 548 pages
...tragediesi Our author himself, I conceive, is shadowed." Shakspeare. To begin, then, with Shakspeare, He was the man, who of all modern, and perhaps ancient...them not laboriously, but luckily : when he describes any thing, you more than see it — you feel it too. Those who accuse him to have wanted learning,...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the Close of ...

George Burnett - 1807 - 548 pages
...tragedies. Our author himself, I conceive, is shadowed." Steflcspearr. To begin, then, with Shakspeare. He was the man, who of all modern, and perhaps ancient...them not laboriously, but luckily : when he describes any thing, you more, than see it — you feel it too. Those who accuse him to have wanted learning,...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the ..., Volume 3

George Burnett - 1807 - 1152 pages
...still present to him, and he drew them not laboriously, but luckily : when he describes any thing, you more than see it — you feel it too. Those who...learned ; he needed not the spectacles of books to read nature; he looked inwards, and found her there. I cannot say he is every where alike ; were he...
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