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" Antiquity, like every other quality that attracts the notice of mankind has undoubtedly votaries that reverence it, not from reason, but from prejudice. Some seem to admire indiscriminately whatever has been long preserved without considering that time... "
The Works of Shakspeare: From the Text of Johnson, Steevens, and Reed - Página l
por William Shakespeare - 1825 - 896 páginas
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text ..., Volumen1

William Shakespeare - 1803
...prejudice. Some seem to admire indiscriminately whatever has been long preserved, without considering that time has sometimes co-operated with chance; all...estimate his powers by his worst performance ; and when he is dead, we rate them by his best. To works, however, of which the excellence is not absolute and...
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The Beauties of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Consisting of Maxims and Observations ...

Samuel Johnson - 1804 - 394 páginas
...prejudice. Some seem to admire indiscriminately whatever has ,been long preserved, without considering that time has - sometimes co-operated with chance....the eye surveys the sun through artificial opacity. Preface to Shakfpeare, p. 93. ADVERSITY. Adversity has ever been considered. as the state in which...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: With Notes of Various Commentators, Volumen1

William Shakespeare - 1806
...that time has sometimes co-operated with chance ; all perhaps are more willing to honour past thaji present excellence; and the mind contemplates genius...estimate his powers by his worst performance ; and when he is dead, we rate them by his best. To works, however, of which the excellence is not absolute and...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volumen2

Samuel Johnson - 1806
...honour past than present excellence ; and the mind contemplates genius through the shades of age, a*the eye surveys the sun through artificial opacity. The...is yet living, we estimate his powers by his worst pe. formance, and when he is dead, we rate them by his best. To works, however, of which the excellence...
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The plays of William Shakspeare, with the corrections and illustr ..., Volumen1

William Shakespeare - 1809
...admire indiscriminately whatever lias been long preserved, without considering that time has some times co-operated with chance; all perhaps are more willing...estimate his powers by his worst performance; and when he is dead, we rate them by his best. To works, however, of which the excellence is not absolute and...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Volumen2

Samuel Johnson - 1809
...preserved, without considering that time has sometimes cooperated with chance ; all perhaps are more wiling to honour past than present excellence ; and the mind...estimate his powers by his worst performance, and whe.n he is dead, we rate them by his best. To works, however, of which the excellence is not absolute and...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare ...: With the Corrections and ..., Volumen1

William Shakespeare - 1809
...preserved, without considering that time has some times co-operated with chance; all perhaps are more wilhng to honour past than present excellence; and the mind...of the moderns, and the beauties of the ancients. \Vhile an author is yet living, we estimate his powers by his worst performance ; and when he is dead,...
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The Works of William Shakespeare, Volumen1

William Shakespeare - 1810
...prejudice. Some seem to admire indiscriminately whatever has been long preserved, without considering that time has sometimes co-operated with chance ;...estimate his powers by his worst performance ; and when he is •dead, we rate them by his best. To works, however, of which the excellence is not absolute...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With An Essay on His Life and ..., Volumen2

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1810
...prejudice. Some seem to admire indiscriminately whatever has been long preserved, without considering that time has sometimes cooperated with chance; all...the eye surveys the sun through artificial opacity, T|ie K 3 great great contention of criticism is to find the faults of the moderns, and the beauties...
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Historical and critical matter The tempest. Two gentlemen of Verona. Merry ...

William Shakespeare - 1811
...long preserved, without considering that time has sometimes co-operated with chance; all perhaps arc more willing to honour past than present excellence;...contention of criticism is to find the faults of the modems, and the beauties of the ancients. While an author is yet living, we estimate his powers by...
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