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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 Prose and Prose Writers of Britain from Chaucer to Ruskin: With ...

Robert Demaus - 1860 - 552 pagina’s
...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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Grammar of English grammars; or Advanced manual of English grammar and language

Jacob Lowres - 1863
...prejudice. Some seem to admire indiscriminately whatever has been long preserved, without considering that time has sometimes cooperated 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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Scraps. [An anthology, ed.] by H. Jenkins

esq Henry Jenkins - 1864
...prejudice. Some seem to admire indiscriminately whatever has Deen 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 the best. To works, however, of which the excellence is not absolute and...
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The Youth's Progressive Spelling and Reading Book

Richard C. AUSTIN - 1864 - 168 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. Dr. Johnson. Poor is the triumph o'er the timid hare ! Scared...
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Foliorum centuriae, selections for translation into Latin and Greek prose ...

Hubert Ashton Holden - 1864
...prejudice. Some seem to admire indiscriminately whatever has been long preserved, without considering that time has sometimes co-operated with chance ;...contention of criticism is to find the faults of the modems and the beauties of the ancients. While an author is yet living we estimate his powers by his...
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Gems of Literature, Elegant, Rare, and Suggestive ...

Gems - 1866 - 147 pagina’s
...prejudice. Some seem to admire indiscriminately whatever has been long preserved, without considering that time has sometimes co-operated with chance ;...of the ancients. While an author is yet living, we esteem his powers by his worst performance, and when he is dead we rate them by his best. The reverence...
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Ures̓ Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines: Containing a ..., Volume 3

Andrew Ure - 1867
...prejudice. Some seem to admire indiscriminately whatever has been long preserved, without considering that time has sometimes co-operated with chance: all...is yet living, we estimate his powers by his worst performances ; and when he is dead, we rale them by his best. Antiquity, like every other \coJa quality...
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A Guide to Authors; Or, Information on Printing and Publishing

Barrett, Richard and Sons - 1874 - 23 pagina’s
...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 handbook of specimens of English literature, selected by J. Angus

Joseph Angus - 1880
...prejudice. Some seem to admire indiscriminately whatever has been long preserved, without considering that time has sometimes co-operated with chance; all...is yet living, we estimate his powers by his worst performances, and when he is dead, we rate them by his best. Shakespeare may now begin to assume the...
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A Thousand Thoughts from Various Authors

Arthur B. Davison - 1880 - 374 pagina’s
...with words, and the want of spirit she recompenses with malignity. Johnson, idler, N0. 6o. CRITICISM. 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. Johnson, Preface to Shahspeare. CRITICISM. GRANT me patience,...
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