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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 Retrospective Review.., Volume 4

Henry Southern - 1821 - 410 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. " Shakspeare, who many times has written better than any poet...
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The Retrospective Review, Volume 4

1821 - 408 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. " Shakspeare, who many times has written better than any poet...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected in Eighteen Volumes, Volume 15

John Dryden, Walter Scott - 1821 - 432 pages
...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...say, he ever had a fit subject for his wit, and did * Mr Malone justly obserres, that the caution observed in this decision, proves the miserable taste...
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Miscellaneous Selections and Original Pieces: In Prose and Verse ...

Elizabeth Chase - 1821 - 248 pages
...the greatest of mankind. He is many times flat, insipid ; his comic wit, degenerating into clinehes, his serious, swelling into bombast. But he is always...occasion is presented to him : no man can say he ever had fit subject for his wit, and did not then raise himself as high above the rest of poets. Quantum lento...
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The Works of John Dryden,: Now First Collected in Eighteen Volumes

John Dryden, Walter Scott - 1821 - 442 pages
...receiving his own character of his merits ; and he was not the only person of the name that has done so. not then raise himself as high above the rest of poets, Quantum lenta soknt inter viburnn cupresti. The consideration of this made Mr Hales of Eton* say, that there was...
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The plays of William Shakspeare, pr. from the text of the ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1823 - 526 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 Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1823 - 484 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 Itnta solent inter viburna cupres&i" It is to be lamented, that such a writer should want a commentary;...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare, in Ten Volumes: The author's life ...

William Shakespeare - 1823 - 350 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,...did not then raise himself as high above the rest oi poets, Quantum, lento, solent inter viburna cupressi. or his sentiments obscure. But it is vain...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson: LL.D. A New Edition in Twelve ..., Volume 10

Samuel Johnson - 1823 - 436 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...him : no man can say, he ever had a fit subject for VOL. x. o his wit, and did not then raise himself as high above the rest of poets, " Quantum lenta...
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Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres, Volume 3

Hugh Blair - 1823 - 400 pages
...him to the greatest of mankind. ' He is many times flat and insipid ; his comic wit degenerat' ing into clenches; his serious, swelling into bombast....great, when some great occasion is presented ' to him." DRYDEN'S Essay on Dramatic Poetry. same time, it is genius shooting wild ; deficient in just taste,...
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