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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 - Pagina l
door William Shakespeare - 1825 - 896 pagina’s
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The Works of William Shakespeare: In Nine Volumes, Volume 1

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

William Shakespeare - 1814
...more willing to honour past than present excellence ; and the mind contemplates genins through thc shades of age, as the eye surveys the sun through...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, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1816
...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 and...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1816
...whatever has been long preserved, without considering that time has sometimes co-operated with chance j all perhaps are more willing to honour past than present...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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Elegant extracts, Volume 55

Elegant extracts - 1816
...willing to honour past than present excellence ; and the mind contemplates genius through the shade of age, as the eye surveys the sun through artificial...ancients. While an author is yet living, we estimate his Bowers by his worst performance ; and when he is dead, we rate them by his best. To works, however,...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare: Some account of Shakespeare's ...

William Shakespeare - 1817
...prejudice. Some seem to admire indiscriminately whatever has been long preserved, without considering that time has sometimes co-operated with chance ;...through the shades of age, as the eye surveys the sua through artificial opacity. The great contention of criticism is, to find the faults of the moderns...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

Samuel Johnson - 1818 - 402 pagina’s
...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 and...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1820
...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 and...
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The Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare: With the Corrections ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1821
...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 and...
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The plays of William Shakspeare, pr. from the text of the ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1823
...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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