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The British Plutarch: Containing the Lives of the Most Eminent Divines ... - Page 305
by Francis Wrangham - 1816
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Mr. Johnson's Preface to His Edition of Shakespear's Plays

Samuel Johnson - 1765 - 72 pages
...above all modern writers, the poet of nature; the poet that holds up to his readers a faithful mirrour of manners and of life. His characters are not modified by the cuftoms of particular places, unpradtifed by the reft of the world ; by the peculiarities of ftudies...
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The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal, Volume 33

Ralph Griffiths, G. E. Griffiths - English imprints - 1765
...all modjern writers, the poet of nature ; the poet that holds up to his readers a faithful mirrour of manners and of life. His characters are not modified by the cuftoms of particular pbces, unpractiied by the reft of the world ; by the peculiarities of (ludies...
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The Monthly Review Or Literary Journal

Several Hands - 1765
...all modern writers, the poet of nature ; the poet that holds up to ¿is readers a faithful mirrour of manners and of life. His characters are not modified by the cuftoms of particular places, unpraaifed by the reft of the world ; by the peculiarities of ftudies...
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Annual Register, Volume 8

Edmund Burke - History - 1766
...above all modern writers, the poet of nature; the poet that holds up to his readers a faithful mirrour of manners and of life. His characters are not modified by the cuftoms of particular places, unprafiifed by the reft of the world ; by the peculiarities of iludios...
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The plays of William Shakespeare, with the corrections and illustr. of ...

William Shakespeare - 1768
...all modern writers, the poet of nature -, the poet that holds up to his readers a faithful mirrour of manners and of life. His characters are not modified by the cufloms of particular places, unpraflifed by the reft of the world ; by the peculiarities of ftudies...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: Prefaces. Tempest. Two gentlemen of Verona ...

William Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson, George Steevens - Drama - 1773
...writers, at leaft above all modem writers, the poet of nature ; the poet that holds up to his readers a faithful mirror of manners and of life. His characters are not modified by the cuftoms of particular places, unpractifed by the reft of the world •, by the peculiarities of ftudies...
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Miscellaneous and fugitive pieces [chiefly of Johnson, ed. by T. Davies].

Samuel Johnson - 1774
...above all modern Writers, the Poet of Nature ; the Poet that holds up to his Readers a faithful Mirrour of Manners and of Life. His Characters are not modified by the Cuftoms of particular Places, unpractifed by the reft of the World ; by the Peculiarities of Studies...
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Miscellaneous and fugitive pieces, Volume 2

English literature - 1774
...all: modern Writers, the Poet of Nature ; the Poet that holds up to his Readers a faithful Mirrour of Manners and of Life. His Characters are not modified by the Cuftoms of particular Places, unpra£lifed by the reft of the World ; by the Peculiarities of Studies...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The Adventurer. Philological tracts

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - English literature - 1787
...writers, at leaft above all modern writers, the poet of nature ; the poet that holds up to his readers a faithful mirror of manners and of life. His characters are not modified by the cuftoms of particular places, unpractifed by the reft of the world ; by the peculiarities of ftudies...
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Prose on Several Occasions;: Accompanied with Some Pieces in Verse, Volume 2

George Colman - 1787
...above all modern writers, the Poet of Nature: the Poet that holds up to his readers a faithful Mirrour of Manners and of Life. His characters are not modified by the cuftoms of particular places, unpractifed by the reft of the world; by the peculiarities of ftudies...
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