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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 dramatic works of William Shakspeare. Whittingham's ed, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1814
...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 comic wit degenerating into clenches, his serious swelling into...
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The dramatic works of William Shakspeare, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1814
...nature ; he looked mwards, and found her there. I cannot say be is every where alike; were be so, 1 should do him injury to compare him with the greatest of mankind. He is many tunes flat and msipid; his comic wit degenerating into clenches, his serious swelling into...
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The Augustan review, Volume 2

...then sometimes not far from right. " Shakspeare (as Dryden says) was naturally learned : he needed not the spectacles of books to read nature: he looked inwards, and found her there." Warburton and Johnson are almost the only commentators of the poet who venture upon criticism. The...
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Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres, Volume 1

Hugh Blair - English language - 1815 - 544 pages
...learned. He needed not the spectacles of books to read nature. He looked inward, and found her there. 1 cannot say he is every where alike. Were he so, I should Jo him injury, to compare him to the greatest of mankind. He is many times flat and insiped ; his comic...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1816
...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 Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1816
...have wanted learning, give him the " greater commendation : he was naturally learned: " he needed not the spectacles of books to read " nature; he looked...inwards, and found her there. " I cannot say he is every \vhere alike ; were he " so I, should do him injury to compare him with " the greatest of mankind....
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: Some account of Shakespeare's ...

William Shakespeare - 1817
...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 comic wit degenerating into clenches, his serious swelling...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 57

England - 1845
...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 inwards and found her there. I caunot say he is every where alike ; were he so, I should do him injury to compare him with the greatest...
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Lectures on the English Poets: Delivered at the Surrey Institution

William Hazlitt - English poetry - 1818 - 331 pages
...have wanted learning, give him the greater commendation: he was nať turally 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 comic wit degenerating into clenches, his serious swelling...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

Samuel Johnson - 1818 - 402 pages
...have wanted learning, give him the greater ' commendation : he was naturally learned : he needed ' not the spectacles of books to read nature ; he looked...is ' every where alike ; were he so I should do him inju' ry to compare him with the greatest of mankind. ' He is many times flat and insipid ; his comick...
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