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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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New Elegant Extracts: A Unique Selection ... from the Most Eminent Prose and ...

New elegant extracts, Richard Alfred Davenport - 1827 - 406 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...did not then raise himself as high above the rest of the poets, — Quantum lenta sclent inter viburna capitis. The consideration of this made Mr. Hales,...
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New Elegant Extracts: A Unique Selection ... from the Most Eminent Prose and ...

New elegant extracts, Richard Alfred Davenport - 1827 - 404 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...did not then raise himself as high above the rest of the poets, — Quantum lenta sclent inter viburna capitis. The consideration of this made Mr. Hales,...
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New Elegant Extracts: A Unique Selection, Moral ..., Volume 2, Parts 3-4

Richard Alfred Davenport - 1827 - 404 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...did not then raise himself as high above the rest of the poets, — Qnantam Icnta solcnt inter viburna capitis. The consideration of this made Mr. Hales,...
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Memorials of Shakspeare: Or, Sketches of His Character and Genius

Nathan Drake - 1828 - 522 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...himself as high above the rest of poets, Quantum lenta solent inter viburna cupressi. " The consideration of this made Mr. Hales of Eton say, that there was...
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Bolster's Quarterly Magazine. ..., Volume 1

1828 - 410 pages
...feeling to be developed, he is often languid and obscure, but as. Dryden more happily expresses it, " he is always great when some great occasion is presented to him; no man can say he ever had a subject tit for hie wit (genius)r and did not then raise himself as high above other poets, quantum...
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Memorials of Shakespeare; or, Sketches of his character and genius, by ...

Nathan Drake - 1828 - 520 pages
...Ht is many times flat, insipid; his comic wit dege limiting into clenches, his serious swelling '^ bombast. But he is always great, when some great occasion is presented to him; no man CM say he ever had a fit subject for his wit, and dirt not then raise himself as high above the rest...
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Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres

Hugh Blair - 1829 - 648 pages
...injury, to compare him to the greatest of mankind. He is many times flat and ms,p,d ; h,s conuc w,t degenerating into clenches ; his serious swelling into bombast. But he is always great, when »om« great occasion is presented to him.' DRYDES'S Essay on Dramatic Poetry when we would least wish...
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Chambers's Cyclopædia of English Literature: A History ..., Volumes 3-4

Robert Chambers - 1830 - 844 pages
...everywhere alike ; were he so, I should do him injury to compare him with the greatest of mankind. He is ll the skies : The conecious swains, rejoicing in...; The long reflections of the distant fires Gleam iiimsclf as high above the rest of poets, Quantum lenta soient inter viburna cnpressi.(l) The consideration...
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Studies in Poetry: Embracing Notices of the Lives and Writings of the Best ...

George Barrell Cheever - 1830 - 516 pages
...the greatest of mankind. He is many times flat, insipid ; his . comic wit degenerating into clinches; his serious swelling into bombast. But he is always...himself as high above the rest of poets, Quantum lenta solent inter viburna cdpressi.' * Of the moral tendency of Shakspeare's dramatic writings it is extremely...
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The Olio, Or, Museum of Entertainment, Volume 4

1830 - 430 pages
...an injury to compare him with the greatest of mankind. He is many times flat, insipid ; his comick wit degenerating into clenches, his .serious swelling...he ever had a fit subject for his wit, and did not raise himself above the best of poets." COINCIDENCES. The 3rd of September was a day particularly ominuus...
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