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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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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the Close of ...

George Burnett - 1807 - 548 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...when some great occasion is presented to him ; no iiiun can say he ever had a fit subject for his wit, and did not then raise himself as high above the...
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Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres, Volume 2

Hugh Blair - 1807 - 402 pages
...mankind, He is many times Gat and insipid ; his comic wit degenerating into clenches ; his rerious swelling into bombast. But he is always great, when some great occasion ls prctented te him/' DKYDEN'S Essay on Dramatic Poetry. f their manners, coarse or harsh in their...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected ...

John Dryden, Walter Scott - 1808 - 432 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...say, he ever had a fit subject for his wit, and did * Mr Malone justly observes, that the caution observed in this Decision, proves the miserable taste...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare ...: With the Corrections and ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1809 - 394 pages
...him 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 plays of William Shakspeare, with the corrections and illustr ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1809 - 390 pages
...him 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 Works of Samuel Johnson, L.L.D.

Samuel Johnson - 1809 - 488 pages
...he so T 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,...man can say, he ever had a fit subject for his wit, ami did not then raise himself as high above the rest of poets, " Quantum lentii solent inter viburna...
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A Manual of Essays: Selected from Various Authors

Manual - 1809 - 288 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 into clenches, his serious swelling into bomhast. But he is always great when some great occasion is presented to him ; no man can say he ever...
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The Works of William Shakespeare, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1810 - 444 pages
...injury to comfiare him with the greatest of mankind. He is many times fiat and insifiid ; his comick wit degenerating into clenches, his serious swelling...But he is always great, when some great occasion is firesented to him : no man ran say, he ever had a fit subject for his wit, and did not then raise himself...
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Historical and critical matter The tempest. Two gentlemen of Verona. Merry ...

William Shakespeare - 1811 - 510 pages
...injury to compare him with the greatest of mankind. He is many times flat and insipid ; his ccmick wit degenerating into clenches, his serious swelling...ever had a fit subject for his wit, and did not then raibe himself as high above the rest of poets, " Quantum lenta sclent inter viburna cupressi." It is...
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Lectures on rhetoric and belles lettres, Volume 3

Hugh Blair - 1811 - 400 pages
...so, I should do him in" jury to compare him to the greatest of mankind. He is many " times flat and insipid; his comic wit degenerating into clenches...great, " when some great occasion is presented to him." DRYDEN'S of Dramatic Poetry. same time, it is genius shooting wild ; deficient in just taste, and altogether...
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