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" I cannot say he is everywhere alike ; were he so, I should do him injury to compare him with the greatest of mankind. He is many times flat, insipid — his comic wit degenerating into clenches, his serious swelling into bombast. But he is always great... "
The Eclectic review. vol. 1-New [8th] - Page 548
1809
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The Dramatick Writings of Will. Shakspere: With the Notes of All ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1788 - 346 pages
...and insipid ; his comick wit dege" aerating into clenches, his serious swelling into " bombast. *< bombast. But he is always great, when some great *' occasion is presented to him : no man can say, lie ** ever had a fit subject for his wit, and did not then •«* raise himself as high above the...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden ..., Volume 1, Issue 2

John Dryden, Edmond Malone - 1800 - 591 pages
...him injury to compare him with the greatest of mankind. He is many times flat, insipid ; his comick wit degenerating into clenches, his serious swelling...raise himself as high above the rest of poets, Quantum lento, solent inter viburna cupressi. The consideration of this made Mr. Hales of Eton say, that there...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden ..., Volume 1, Part 2

John Dryden - 1800 - 624 pages
...him injury to compare him with the greatest of mankind. He is many times flat, insipid ; his comick wit degenerating into clenches, his serious swelling into bombast. But he is always great, when -some I great occasion is presented to him ; no man can say he ever had a fit subject for his wit, and did...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1803 - 494 pages
...injury to compare him with the greatest of mankind. He is many times flat and insipid ; his comick wit degenerating into clenches, his serious swelling...himself as high above the rest of poets, " Quantum lenta solent inter viburna cupressi " It is to be lamented, that such a writer should want a commentary ;...
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The Monthly Mirror: Reflecting Men and Manners: With Strictures ..., Volume 17

1804 - 452 pages
...he so, I should do him injury to compare him to the greatest of mankind. He is many times flat and insipid ; his comic w'it degenerating into clenches;...great, when some great occasion is presented to him." Drj'dcu's Essay of Dramatic Poetry. a language so peculiar to themselves, as strongly to affect the...
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The Monthly Mirror: Reflecting Men and Manners : with Strictures ..., Volume 17

1804 - 444 pages
...injury to contpare him to the greatest of mankind. He is many times fiat and insipid ; his comic vrit degenerating into clenches ; his serious swelling...bombast. But he is always great, when some great occasion i. presented to him." Drydeo's Essay of Dramatic Poetry. U tP-.'OL XVII. a language so peculiar to...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: With Notes of Various Commentators, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1806 - 394 pages
...greatest of mankind. He is many times flat and insipid; his comick wit degenerating into clenches, bis serious swelling into bombast. But he is always great,...then raise himself as high above the rest of poets, 2uanluic Icnta solcnt intsT viburna cupressi. It is to be lamented, that such a writer should want...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - 1806 - 376 pages
...so, I should do " him injury to compare him with the greatest of " mankind. He is many times flat and insipid ; " his comic wit degenerating into clenches, his " serious swelling into bombast. But he is al" ways great when some great occasion is prc" sented to him : no man can say, he ever had a " lit...
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Specimens of English prose-writers, from the earliest times to the ..., Volume 3

George Burnett - 1807 - 556 pages
...where alike ; were he so, I should do him injury to compare him with the greatest of mankind. He is many times flat, insipid ; his comic wit degenerating...raise himself as high above the rest of poets, Quantum lento, solent inter vtburna cuprcisi. The consideration of this made Mr. Hales of Eton say, that th*e...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the ..., Volume 3

George Burnett - 1807 - 1152 pages
...where alike ; were he so, I should do him injury to compare him with the greatest of mankind. He is many times flat, insipid ; his comic wit degenerating...raise himself as high above the rest of poets, Quantum Itnta solent inter viburna cupressi. The consideration of this made Mr. Hales of Eton ,'ay, that there...
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