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" He was the man who of all modern, and perhaps ancient poets, had the largest and most comprehensive soul. 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... "
The Plays of William Shakespeare: With Notes of Various Commentators - Page cx
by William Shakespeare - 1806
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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
...them, in my opinion, at least his equal, perhaps7 his superior. To begin, then, with Shakspeare. He was the man who of all modern, and perhaps ancient...he describes any thing, you more than see it, you ' It is curious io observe with what caution our author speaks, when he ventures to place Shakspeare...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden ..., Volume 1, Part 2

John Dryden - 1800 - 596 pages
...them, in my opinion, at least his equal, perhaps7 his superior. To begin, then, with Shakspeare. He was the man who of all modern, and perhaps ancient...he describes any thing, you more than see it, you 7 It is curious to observe with what caution our author speaks, when he ventures to place Shakspeare...
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The Monthly Mirror: Reflecting Men and Manners : with Strictures ..., Volume 17

Great Britain - 1804
...character which Dryden has drawn of Shakeipeire is not only just, but' uncommonly elegant and happy. " He was the man who, of all modern, and perhaps ancient...soul. All the images of nature were still present to hftfi, and lie drew them not labouriously, but luckily. When *e rilescribes any'tliing, you more than...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the ..., Volume 3

George Burnett - Authors, English - 1807
...tragedies. Our author himself, I conceive, is shadowed." SJialapeare. To begin, then, with Shakspeare. He was the man, who of all modern, and perhaps ancient poets, had the largest and most comppehensive sool. Alt the images of nature were still present to him, and he drew them not laboriously,...
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Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres, Volume 2

Hugh Blair - English language - 1807
...character whioh Dryden has drawn of Shakespeare is not only just, but tiacomtnonly elegant and happy. "He was the man, who of all modern, and perhaps ancient poets, had the largest and ran t comprehensive s.sul. All the images of nature were still present to him, and he drew them not...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1809
...man, who, of all moderri and perhaps ancient poets, had the largest and most comprehensive soul. AH the images of nature were still present to him, and he drew them not laboriously, but luckily ; \vhen he describes any thing, you. more than se,e it, yow feel it too. Those, who accuse him to have...
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The Works of William Shakespeare, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1810
...fioets, had the largest and most comfirehensive soul. All the images of nature were stilt firesent to him, and he drew them not laboriously, but luckily...describes any thing, you more than see it, you feel if too. Those, who accuse him to have wanted learning, give him the greater commendation : he was naturally...
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The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor, Volume 3

1811
...man who, of all modern, " and perhaps of all ancient poets, had the largest and most compre" hensive soul. All the images of nature were still present...any thing, you more than see it, you feel it too." Yet this high opinion was entirely overwhelmed by either the vanity or the^necessities, or both, of...
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Lectures on rhetoric and belles lettres, Volume 3

Hugh Blair - 1811
...character which Dryden has drawn of Shakespeare is not only just, but uncommonly elegant and happy. / " He was " the man, who, of all modern, and perhaps ancient...nature were still present to him, and he drew them not labo" riously, but luckily. When he describes any thing, you more " than see it ; you feel it too....
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Elegant extracts: a copious selection of passages from the most ..., Volume 2

Elegant extracts - 1812
...and only Mr. Waller among .the English. Dryden. REMARKS ON SOME OF THE UEST ENGLISH DRAMATIC POETS. SHAKSPEARE was the man who, of all modern and perhaps...he drew them not laboriously, but luckily : when he describe any thing, you more than see it, you feel it too Those who accuse him to have wanted learning,...
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