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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 Making of the English Literary Canon: From the Middle Ages to the Late ...

Trevor Ross, Trevor Thornton Ross - 2000 - 400 páginas
...Macbeth: "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 gesture could equally be applied the other way, in relation to Shakespeare's reception in the present:...
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The Creation of the Modern World: The Untold Story of the British Enlightenment

Roy Porter, Former Professor of the Social History of Medicine Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine Roy Porter - 2000 - 727 páginas
...stage the supernatural, but chiefly 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,' pondered Samuel Johnson, his finger as ever on the cultural pulse,...
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The Age of Elizabeth in the Age of Johnson

Jack Lynch, John T. Lynch - 2003 - 224 páginas
...abilities and merit of a writer," he writes in his Observations on Macbeth (1745), "it is always necessary to examine the genius of his age, and the opinions of his contemporaries"; almost four decades later, he writes in the Life ofDryden (1779), "To judge rightly of an author we...
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