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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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A Practical System of Rhetoric; Or, The Principles and Rules of Style ...

Samuel Phillips Newman - 1837 - 334 pages
...where alike ; were he so, 1 should do him injury to compare him with the greatest of mankind. He is many times flat, insipid ; his comic wit degenerating...him ; no man can say he ever had a fit subject for wit, and did not raise himself as high above the rest of poets, ' Quantum lenta tolent inter vilnirna...
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Complete Works: With Dr. Johnson's Preface, a Glossary, and an Account of ...

William Shakespeare - 1838 - 1130 pages
...with the greatest of mankind. He is many times flat Perhaps I may not be more censured for doing and ds, or e'er we meet. Enter the Bastard. Bast. Oncemoreto-daywellmet.di...Sal. The king hath dispossess'd himself of us ; We tit subject for his wit, and did not then raise himself as high above the rest of poets, ' Quantum...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1839 - 550 pages
...he 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,...raise himself as high above the rest of poets, Quantum lento, soltnt inter viburna cupressi. s or his sentiments obscure. But it is vain to carry wishes beyond...
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Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres

Hugh Blair - 1839 - 702 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 wit degenerating into clenches ; his serious swelling into bombast. But ho is iilways great, when some peat occasion is presented to him."— DRYOEN'S Kssay of Dramatic I'oetry....
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William Shakespeare - 1841 - 316 pages
...greatest of mankind. He is many times flat and insipid ; his comic wit degenerating into clenches, bis serious swelling into bombast. But he is always great,...himself as high above the rest of poets, Quantum lenta sclent inter viburna capresii.' It is to be lamented, that such a writer should want a commentary ;...
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Specimens of the British Poets: With Biographical and Critical Notices, and ...

Thomas Campbell - 1841 - 844 pages
...do him injury to compare him with the greatest of mankind. He is many times flat, Insipid; his comio wit degenerating into clenches, his serious swelling into bombast. But he is always great, when great occasion is presented to him ; no man can say he ever had a fit subject for bis wit, and did...
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A Practical System of Rhetoric, Or, The Principles and Rules of Style ...

Samuel Phillips Newman - 1842 - 326 pages
...compare him with the greatest of mankind. He is many times flat, insipid ; his comic wit degenernting into clenches, his serious swelling into bombast....him ; no man can say he ever had a fit subject for wit, and did not raise himself as. high above the rest of poets. Quantum hnta solcnt inter viliurna....
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A Practical System of Rhetoric; or the principles and rules of style ...

Samuel P. NEWMAN - 1843 - 322 pages
...so, I should do him injury to compare him with the greatest of mankind. He is many times flat, i£, insipid; his comic wit degenerating into clenches,...bombast. But he is always great, when some great occasion ia presented to him ; no man can say he ever had a fit subject for wit, and did not raise himself as...
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The Plays and Poems of Shakespeare,: According to the Improved ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1844 - 348 pages
...greatest of mankind. He is many times flat and insipid ; his comic wit degenerating into clenches, tils serious swelling into bombast. But he is always great,...then raise himself as high above the rest of poets, Quantnm lenta solent inter viburna cnpressi.' It is to be lamented, that such a writer should want...
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Specimens of the British Poets

Thomas Campbell - 1844 - 846 pages
...everywhere alike ; were he во, I should do him injury to compare him with the greatest of mankind. He is many times flat, insipid ; his comic wit degenerating...swelling into bombast. But he is always great, when 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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