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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 was... "
The Great Triumphs of Great Men - Page 155
edited by - 1875 - 624 pages
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Mr. Johnson's Preface to His Edition of Shakespear's Plays..

Samuel Johnson - 1765 - 80 pages
...learning, give him the greater com" mendation : he was naturally learned: he needed *' not the fpectacles of books to read nature ; he ** looked inwards, and found her there. I cannot *' fay he is every where alike ; were he fo, I mould " do him injury to compare him with the greateft...
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The plays of William Shakespeare, with the corrections and illustr ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1768 - 676 pages
...learning, give him the greater com" mendation : he was naturally learned : he needed " not the fpectacles of books to read nature; he " looked inwards, and found her there. I cannot " fay he is every where alike; were he fo, I fhould " do him injury to compare him with the greateft...
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Miscellaneous and Fugitive Pieces, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1774 - 374 pages
...you feel it too. Thofe who accufe ' him to have wanted Learning, give him the greater * Commendation: He was naturally learned: He * needed not the Spectacles of Books to read Na* ture ; he looked inwards, and found her there. ' I cannot fay he is every where alike ; were he...
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Miscellaneous and Fugitive Pieces, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1774 - 374 pages
...feel it too. Thofe who accufc •' him to have wanted Learning, give him the greater * Commendation: He was naturally learned: He ' needed not the Spectacles of Books to rea<i Na'* ture$ he looked inwards, and found her there. ' I cannot fay 'he is every where alike ;...
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The Dramatick Writings of Will. Shakspere: With the Notes of All ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1788 - 346 pages
..." feel it too. Those, who accuse him to have wanted " learning, give him the greater commendation : he *' was naturally learned: he needed not the spectacles...inwards, and " found her there, I cannot say he is every where " alike ; were he so, I should do him injury to " compare him with the greatest of mankind,...
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The Plays of William Shakspeare: In Fifteen Volumes. With the Corrections ...

William Shakespeare - 1793 - 860 pages
...learning, give him the greater commendation ; he was naturally learned ; he needed not the fpectacles of books to read nature ; he looked inwards, and found her there. I cannot fay he is every where alike ; were he fo, I ftiould do him injury to compare him with the greatefl...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden ..., Volume 1, Part 2

John Dryden - 1800 - 624 pages
...wrote. feel it too. Those who accuse him to have wanted learning, give him the greater commendation : he was naturally learned ; he needed not the spectacles...looked inwards, and found her there. I cannot say he is every where alike; were he so, I should do him injury to compare him with the greatest of mankind....
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden, Now First ...

John Dryden, Edmond Malone - 1800 - 634 pages
...wrote. feel it too. Those who accuse him to have wanted learning, give him the greater commendation: he was naturally learned; he needed not the spectacles...looked inwards, and found her there. I cannot say he is every where alike; were he so, I should do him injury to compare him with the greatest of mankind....
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden ..., Volume 1, Issue 2

John Dryden, Edmond Malone - English prose literature - 1800 - 591 pages
...spectacles of books to read nature; he looked inwards, and found her there. I cannot say he is every where alike; were he so, I should do him injury to compare...with the greatest of mankind. He is many times flat, insipid ; his comick wit degenerating into clenches, his serious swelling into bombast. But he is always...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

Samuel Johnson - Biography - 1801 - 454 pages
...give him the greater commendation : he " was naturally learned : he needed not the fpecta* •' cles of books to read nature; he looked inwards, " and found her there. I cannot fay he is every ** where alike ; were he fo I fhould do him injury to " compare him with the greateft...
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