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" IN order to make a true estimate of the abilities and merit of a writer, it is always necessary to examine the genius of his age, and the opinions of his contemporaries. "
The Plays of William Shakespeare in Ten Volumes: With Corrections and ... - Página 441
por William Shakespeare - 1778
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THE DRAMATIC WORKS AND POEMS OF WILLIAM SHAKSPEARE

SAMUEL WLLER SINGER, F.S.A. - 1871
...apology for Shakspeare's magic ;—in which he says, * A poet who should now make the whole action er, assistance of supernatural agents, would be censured as transgressing the bounds of probability, be...
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The dramatic works of William Shakespeare, revised with notes by S ..., Volume 8

William Shakespeare - 1875
...apology for Shakespeare's magic;—in which he says, " A poet, who should now make the whole action of his tragedy depend upon enchantment, and produce the chief events by the assistance of supernatural agents, would be censured as transgressing the bounds of probability, be...
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A Manual of English Prose Literature..

William Minto - 1881 - 548 páginas
..." in order to make a true estimate of the abilities and merits of a writer, it is always necessary to examine the genius of his age and the opinions of his contemporaries." But this was a perfection-height of critical qualification that indolence would not suffer himself...
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Fraser's Magazine, Volume 25

1842
..." in order to make a true estimate of the abilities and merits of a writer, it is always necc*sary to examine the genius of his age, and the opinions of his contemporaries." He then goes on in a le*s wise vein to propound, — " A poet who should now make tlie whole action...
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Life of Johnson

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1903
...(Rambler?) In order to make a true estimate of the abilities and merits of a writer, it is always necessary to examine the genius of his age and the opinions of his contemporaries. (Observations on Macbeth.) The criticism which would destroy the power of pleasing must be blown aside....
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Johnson on Shakespeare: Essays and Notes

Samuel Johnson - 1908 - 206 páginas
...Witches. In order to make a true estimate of the abilities and merit of a writer, it is always necessary to examine the genius of his age, and the opinions of his contemporaries. A poet who should now make the whole action of his tragedy depend upon enchantment, and produce the chief events...
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Notes on Shakespeare's Workmanship: From Lectures

Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch - 1917 - 338 páginas
...spirit of his age and the opinions of his contemporaries. A poet who should now make the whole action of his tragedy depend upon enchantment, and produce the chief events by the assistance of supernatural spirits, would be censored as transgressing the bounds of probability, be...
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A History of Modern Criticism 1750-1950: Volume 1, The Later Eighteenth Century

René Wellek - 1981 - 368 páginas
...that "in order to make a true estimate of the abilities and merit of a writer, it is always necessary to examine the genius of his age and the opinions of his contemporaries." However, he uses the historical argument largely as an apology for shortcomings and mistakes in older...
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Encyclopedia of Time

Samuel L. Macey - 1994 - 699 páginas
...sense spares works like Macbeth from similar degradation: "A poet who should now make the whole action of his tragedy depend upon enchantment, and produce the chief events by the assistance of supernatural agents, would be censured as transgressing the bounds of probability, he...
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Witchcraft and Magic in Europe, Volume 5: The Eighteenth and Nineteenth ...

Bengt Ankarloo, Stuart Clark - 1999 - 340 páginas
...present the supernatural, but mainly by camping it up. 'A poet who should now make the whole action of his tragedy depend upon enchantment and produce the chief events by the assistance of supernatural agents', Samuel Johnson perceived, 'would be censured as transgressing the...
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