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" Shakespeare is, above all writers, — at least above all modern writers, — the poet of nature; the poet that holds up to his readers a faithful mirror of manners and of life. "
The London Encyclopaedia: Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art ... - Page 135
edited by - 1829
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Mr. Johnson's Preface to His Edition of Shakespear's Plays..

Samuel Johnson - 1765 - 72 pages
...and the mind can only repofe on the (lability of truth. Shakefpeare is above all writers, at leaft above all modern writers, the poet of nature; the poet that holds up to his readers a faithful mirrour of manners and of life. His characters are not modified by the cuftoms of particular places,...
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The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal, Volume 33

Books - 1765
...inftruclive and entertaining. * Shakefpeare, fays he, is above all writers, at lead above all modjern writers, the poet of nature ; the poet that holds up to his readers a faithful mirrour of manners and of life. His characters are not modified by the cuftoms of particular pbces,...
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The Monthly Review Or Literary Journal

Several Hands - 1765
...generally fenftble, inftruelive and entertaining. ' Shakefpeare, fays he, is above all writers, at leaft above all modern writers, the poet of nature ; the poet that holds up to żis readers a faithful mirrour of manners and of life. His characters are not modified by the cuftoms...
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The plays of William Shakespeare, with the corrections and illustr ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1768
...and the mind can only repofe on the ftability of truth. Skakefpeare is above all writers, at leaft above all modern writers, the poet of nature -, the poet that holds up to his readers a faithful mirrour of manners and of life. His characters are not modified by the cufloms of particular places,...
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Prefaces. Tempest. Two gentlemen of Verona. Merry wives of Windsor

William Shakespeare - 1773
...on the (lability of truth. •" - • • Shakefpeare is above all writers, at leaft above all modem writers, the poet of nature ; the poet that holds...and of life. His characters are not modified by the cuftoms of particular places, unpractifed by the reft of the world •, by the peculiarities of ftudies...
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Miscellaneous and Fugitive Pieces, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1774 - 375 pages
...and the Mind can only repofe on the Stability of Truth. Shakefpeare is above all Writers, at leaft above all modern Writers, the Poet of Nature ; the Poet that holds up to his Readers a faithful Mirrour of Manners and of Life. His Characters are not modified by the Cuftoms of particular Places,...
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Miscellaneous and Fugitive Pieces, Volume 2

English literature - 1774
...all: modern Writers, the Poet of Nature ; the Poet that holds up to his Readers a faithful Mirrour of Manners and of Life. His Characters are not modified by the Cuftoms of particular Places, unpra£lifed by the reft of the World ; by the Peculiarities of Studies...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare in Ten Volumes: Prefaces. The tempest. The ...

William Shakespeare - 1778
...Shakefpeare is above all writers, at leaft above all modern writers, the poet of nature; the poet that fields up to his readers a faithful mirror of manners and of life. His characters are not modified by the \ c^ftoms of particular places, unpradtifed by the reft of the world; by the peculiarities of ftudies...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The Adventurer. Philological tracts

Samuel Johnson, Sir John Hawkins - English literature - 1787
...and the mind can only repuie on the liability of truth. Sbakefpeare is, above all writers, at leaft above all modern writers, the poet of nature ; the...and of life. His characters are not modified by the cuftoms of particular places, unpractifed by the reft of the world ; by the peculiarities of ftudies...
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Prose on Several Occasions: Accompanied with Some Pieces in Verse, Volume 2

George Colman - 1787
...the fuffrage of antiquity, the writer proceeds thus : " SHAKESPEARE is above all writers, at leaft above all modern writers, the Poet of Nature: the Poet that holds up to his readers a faithful Mirrour of Manners and of Life. His characters are not modified by the cuftoms of particular places,...
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