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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 Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare, in Ten Volumes: The author's life ...

William Shakespeare - 1823
...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 - 1823 - 436 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, Volume 10

Samuel Johnson - 1823
...prejudice. Some seem to admire indiscriminately, whatever has been long preserved, without considering that time has sometimes co-operated with chance; all...of the moderns, and the beauties of the ancients. Wliile an author is yet living we estimate his powers by his worst performance, and when he is dead,...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Pieces of Poetry

Vicesimus Knox - 1824 - 788 pagina’s
...honour past than present excellence; and the mind contemplates gefliue through the shade of age, as ihe he is dead, we rate them by his best. To works, however, of whieft the excellence is not absolute and...
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Examples of English Prose: From the Reign of Elizabeth to the Present Time ...

George Walker - 1825 - 615 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 absolute and definite,...
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The works of Samuel Johnson [ed. by F.P. Walesby].

Samuel Johnson - 1825
...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. ' Dr. Johnson's Preface first appeared in 1765. Malone's Shakespeare,...
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The plays and poems of Shakspeare [according to the text of E ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1832
...considering that time has sometimes co-operated with chance : all perhaps are more willing to honor past than present excellence ; and the mind contemplates...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 Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text ...

William Shakespeare - 1833 - 1064 pagina’s
...prejudice. Some seem to admire indiscriminately whatever has been long preserved, without considering betray me, sir; I fear, you love mistress Page. Fal....Counter-gate; which is as hateful to me as the reek modems, and the beauties of the ancients. While an author is yet living, we estimate his powers by...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1839
...prejudice. Some seem to admire indiscriminately whatever has been long preserved, — without considering that time has sometimes co-operated with chance ;...through artificial opacity. The great contention of cri- '< ticism is, to find the faults of the moderns and the beauties of the ancients. While an author...
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Specimen of Printing Types

Henry Caslon - 1841 - 450 pagina’s
...prejudice. Some seem to admire indiscriminately whatever has been longpreserved, 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. SMALL PICA, No. 8. Quousque tandem almtere, Catilina, patientia...
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