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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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William Shakespeare - 1841
...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. sink. I. t To works, however, of wliit-h tlje excellence ia not...
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The Plays and Poems of Shakespeare,: According to the Improved ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1844
...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, SIIAK. \. e To works, however, of which the excellence is not...
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The Beauties of Johnson: Choice Selections from His Works

Samuel Johnson - 1851 - 160 pagina’s
...prejudice. Some seem to admire indiscriminately whatever has been long preserved, without considering that time has sometimes co-operated with chance. All,...the eye surveys the sun through artificial opacity. Preface to Shaltspeare. Adversity. Adversity has ever been considered as the state in which a man most...
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Foliorum Centuriae: Selections for Translation Into Latin and Greek Prose ...

Hubert Ashton Holden - 1852 - 360 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. [St Peter's College, 1848.] 159. AND surely it is not a melancholy...
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The Beauties of Johnson: Choice Selections from His Works

Samuel Johnson - 1853 - 160 pagina’s
...prejudice. Some seem to admire indiscriminately whatever has been long preBerved, without considering that time has sometimes co-operated with chance. All,...the eye surveys the sun through artificial Opacity. Preface to Shakspeare. Adversity. Adversity has ever been considered as the state in which a man most...
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The Works of Oliver Goldsmith, Volume 3

Oliver Goldsmith - 1854
...number of waggons and stage-coaches, attended by fellows who either invited the company to take 1 " The great contention of criticism is to find the faults...estimate his powers by his worst performance, and when he is dead, we rate them by his best." — JOHNSOX, Preface to Shatapeare, 1765. their places, or were...
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Universal Masonic Library, Volume 16

Robert Macoy - 1856
...prejudice. Some seem to admire indiscriminately whatever has been long preserved, without considering that time has sometimes co-operated with chance. All,...the eye surveys the sun through artificial opacity." In our case, however, the advantage is decidedly m favour of the moderns ; the arrangement is superior,...
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The Plays & Poems of Shakespeare: Life of Shakespeare. Dr. Johnson's preface ...

William Shakespeare - 1857
...considering that time has sometimes co-operated with chance : all perhaps are more willing to honor past than present excellence ; and the mind contemplates...great contention of criticism is to find the faults or the moderns and the beauties of the ancients. While an "ęthor is yet living, we estimate his powers...
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A class-book of English prose, with biogr. notices, explanatory notes and ...

Robert Demaus - 1859
...prejudice. Some seem to admire indiscriminately whatever has been long preserved, without considering that time has sometimes co-operated with chance ;...is yet living, we estimate his powers by his worst performances, and when he is dead, we rate them by his best. To works, however, of which the excellence...
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The Life and Theatrical Times of Charles Kean, F.S.A.: Including a ..., Volume 2

John William Cole - 1859
...preface to Shakespeare : — " All, perhaps, are more willing to honour past than present excellence ; the great contention of criticism is to find the faults...estimate his powers by his worst performance, and when he is dead, we rate them by the best." What is here applied to authors only may be readily extended...
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