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 921872 - 534 pagesFull view
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Northrop Frye - 2006 - 494 pages
...William Frost (New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1953), 362-3: "To begin, then, with Shakespeare. He was the man who of all modern, and perhaps ancient...learned; he needed not the spectacles of books to read nature; he looked inwards, and found her there. I cannot say he is everywhere alike; were he so,...