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" I was pleased with the reply of a gentleman, who being asked which book he esteemed most in his library, answered, — "Shakspeare": being asked which he esteemed next best, replied — "Hogarth. "
The Gentleman's Magazine - Page 140
1819
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The English Humourists of the Eighteenth Century: A Series of Lectures ...

William Makepeace Thackeray - Authors, English - 1854 - 297 pages
...who, being asked which book he esteemed most in his library, answered, ' Shakspeare :' being asked which he esteemed next best, replied, ' Hogarth.'...words. Other pictures we look at— his prints we read ' " The quantity of thought which Hogarth crowds into every picture would almost unvulgarise every...
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THE POETICAL WORKS OF CHARLES CHURCHILL

W. TOOKE - 1854
...gentleman who being asked which book he esteemed most in his library, answered Shakspeare ; being asked which he esteemed next best, replied Hogarth. His...Other pictures we look at — his prints we read." An ingenious foreigner, M. Bartseh arrives at the same conclusion ; he thus writes : " Hogarth, who...
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Pilgrimages to English shrines

Anna Maria Fielding Hall ("Mrs. S. C. Hall, ") - History - 1854 - 588 pages
...and fixed him almost alone in his glory. As a painter of life in all its phases, he is unrivalled ; ' his graphic representations are indeed books : they...Other pictures we look at — his prints we read.' Such is the testimony of Lamb ; but it may be objected, he was a literary man, not an artist. The testimony...
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The Works of Charles Lamb: With a Sketch of His Life and Final ..., Volume 2

Charles Lamb, Sir Thomas Noon Talfourd - English literature - 1855
...who, being asked which book he esteemed most in his library, answered — " Shakspeare :" being asked which he esteemed next best, replied — " Hogarth."...myself with comparing the Timon of Athens of Shakspeare " Oh that I were a mocken king of snow, To melt before the sun of Bolmgbrnke," (which I have just mentioned)...
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THE WORKS OF CHARLES LAMB

1856
...who, being asked which book he esteemed most in his library, answered — " Shakspeare :" being asked which he esteemed next best, replied — ** Hogarth."...myself with comparing the Timon of Athens of Shakspeare " Oh that I were a mockery king of snow, To melt before the sun of Bolingbroke," if we have been going...
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Rosamund Gray, essays, letters, and poems

Charles Lamb - 1856 - 425 pages
...gentleman, who being asked which book he esteemed most in his library, answered—" Shakspeare;" being asked which he esteemed next best, replied, " Hogarth."...sometimes entertained myself with comparing the Timon of Athena of Shakspeare (which I have just mentioned) and Hogarth's Rake's Progress together. The story,...
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The Stratford Shakspere, ed. by C. Knight

William Shakespeare - 1856
...which book he esteemed most in his library, answered, ' Shakspere : ' being asked which he esteemed the next best, replied, ' Hogarth.' His graphic representations...have the teeming, fruitful, suggestive meaning of erords. Others' pictures we look at, — his prints we real "In pursuance of this parallel, I have...
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The Oxford Thackeray: With Illustrations, Volume 1

William Makepeace Thackeray - 1829
...parables to interest simple hearts and to inspire them with pleasure or pity or warning and terror. Not " Hogarth ". His graphic representations are indeed...Other pictures we look at — his prints we read. . . . ' The quantity of thought which Hogarth crowds into every picture would almost unvulgarize every...
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The Poetical Works of Charles Churchill: With Copious Notes and a ..., Volume 1

William Tooke - 1864
...gentleman who being asked which book he esteemed most in his library, answered Shakspeare; being asked which he esteemed next best, replied Hogarth. His...fruitful suggestive meaning of words. Other pictures \ve look at — his prints we read." An ingenious foreigner, M. Bartsch arrives at the same conclusion...
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The British Poets, Volume 1

1866
...gentleman who being asked which book he esteemed most in his library, answered Shakspeare; being asked which he esteemed next best, replied Hogarth. His...Other pictures .we look at — his prints we read." What with contempt all viewM, to view with awe, Nor see those faults which every blockhead saw ? Blush,...
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