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" 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 it, you feel it too. Those who accuse him to have wanted learning, give him the greater commendation: he... "
The anniversary calendar, natal book, and universal mirror - Page 734
by Anniversary calendar - 1832
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The Monthly Mirror: Reflecting Men and Manners : with Strictures ..., Volume 17

Great Britain - 1804
...more justly remarked by Dryden of Shakspeare, than it misjht be of Bloomtield, that, " he needed not the spectacles of books to read nature; he looked inwards and found her there." And to proceed, mulido nomine, with what Dr. Johnson says of the best of poets, " Whether life or nature...
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A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from ...

Samuel Johnson - English language - 1805
...above spectacles and glasses. Bam. Shakspeare v as naturally learned : he needed not the spect.i.: of books to read nature ; he looked inwards and found her there. DryJen. The 6rst spectacle-maker did not think that he was leading the way to the discovery of new...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: With Notes of Various Commentators, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1806
...to have wanted learning, give him the greater commendation; he was naturally learned; he needed not the spectacles of books to read nature; he looked...injury to compare him with the greatest of mankind. He is many times flat and insipid; his comick wit degenerating into clenches, bis serious swelling...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1806
...was naturally learned : he needed not the &pec" tacles of books to read nature ; he looked m" wards, and found her there. I cannot say he " is every where alike j were he so, I should do " him injury to compare him with the greatest of " mankind. He is many times...
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Specimens of English prose-writers, from the earliest times to the ..., Volume 3

George Burnett - 1807
...have wanted learning, give him the greater commendation : he was naturally learned ; he needed not the spectacles of books to read nature; he looked...injury to compare him with the greatest of mankind. He is many times flat, insipid ; his comic wit degenerating into clenches, his serious swelling into...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the Close of ...

George Burnett - Authors, English - 1807
...have wanted learning, give him the greater commendation : he was naturally learned ; he needed not the spectacles of books to read nature; he looked...injury to compare him with the greatest of mankind. He is many times flat, insipid ; his comic wit degenerating into clenches, his serious swelling into...
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Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres, Volume 2

Hugh Blair - English language - 1807
...commendation. He was naturally learned. He needed net (he spectacles of books to read nature. He looked inward, and found her there. I cannot say he is every where...Were he so, I should do him injury, to compare him tu the greatest of mankind, He is many times Gat and insipid ; his comic wit degenerating into clenches...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected ...

John Dryden, Walter Scott - English literature - 1808
...to have wanted learning, give him the greater commendation : he was naturally learned; he needed not the spectacles of books to read nature ; he looked...injury to compare him with the greatest of mankind. He is many times flat, insipid ; his comic wit degenerating into clenches, his serious swelling into...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare ...: With the Corrections and ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1809
...to have wanted learning, give him the greater commendation; he was naturally learned ; he needed not the spectacles of books to read nature; he looked...injury to compare him with the greatest of mankind. He is many times flat and insipid; his comick wit degenerating into clenches, his serious swelling...
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The plays of William Shakspeare, with the corrections and illustr ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1809
...to have wanted learning, give him the greater commendation; he was naturally learned; he needed not the spectacles of books to read nature; he looked...injury to compare him with the greatest of mankind. He is many times flat and insipid; his comick wit degenerating into clenches, his serious swelling...
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