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" ... you more than see it, you feel it too. Those who accuse him to have wanted learning, give him the greater commendation: he was naturally learned; he needed not the spectacles of books to read Nature; he looked inwards, and found her there. "
The plays of William Shakespeare, with the corrections and illustr. of ... - Page lxxiii
by William Shakespeare - 1768
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Mr. Johnson's Preface to His Edition of Shakespear's Plays

Samuel Johnson - 1765 - 72 pages
...luckily : " When he defaibes any thing, you more than fee '* it, you feel it too. Thofe who accufe hitn to *' have wanted learning, give him the greater com"...cannot *' fay he is every where alike ; were he fo, I mould " do him injury to compare him with the greateft " of mankind. He is many times flat and infipid;...
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Prefaces. Tempest. Two gentlemen of Verona. Merry wives of Windsor

William Shakespeare - 1773
...commendation : he " was naturally learned: he needed not the fpeftacles " of books to read nature; lie looked inwards, and " found her there. I cannot fay he is every where «' alike •, were he fo, I fhouki do him injury to com" pare him with the greateft of mankind. He is •" many times flat and...
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Miscellaneous and Fugitive Pieces, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1774
...Learning, give him the greater Commendation: He was naturally learned: He needed not the Spectacles of Books to read Nature ; he looked inwards, and found...cannot fay he is every where alike ; were he fo I fliould do him Injury to compare him with the Greatefi: of Mankind, He is many times flat and infipid;...
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Miscellaneous and Fugitive Pieces, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1774 - 375 pages
...Commendation: He was naturally learned: He * needed not the Spectacles of Books to read Na* ture ; he looked inwards, and found her there. ' I cannot fay he is every where alike ; were he Ło ' I (hould do him Injury to compare him with the 1 Greatefr. of Mankind. He is many times flat...
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Miscellaneous and Fugitive Pieces, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1774
...Commendation: He was naturally learned: He ' needed not the Spectacles of Books to rea<i Na'* ture$ he looked inwards, and found her there. ' I cannot fay 'he is every where alike ; were he (o ' I fhoulrt do him Injury to compare tum with the •' Greateft of Mankind. He is many times flat...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare in Ten Volumes: Prefaces. The tempest. The ...

William Shakespeare - 1778
...give him the greater commendation: he «« was naturally learned : he needed not the fpedtacles «' of books to read nature; he looked inwards, and " found her there. I cannot fay he is every where " alSke; were he fo, I ihould do him injury to com«' pare him with the greateft of mankind. He is...
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The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal, Volume 70

1784
...He was naturally learned. He needed not the fpeftacles of books to' read nature. He looked inward, and found her there. I cannot fay he is every where alike. Were he fo, I fliould do him injury, to compare him to the greateft of mankind. He is many times flat and infipid...
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The Dramatick Writings of Will. Shakspere: With the Notes of All ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1788
...learning, give him the greater commendation : he *' was naturally learned: he needed not the spectacles " of books to read nature ; he looked inwards, and " found her there, I cannot say he is every where " alike ; were he so, I should do him injury to " compare him with the greatest...
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The Plays of William Shakspeare: In Fifteen Volumes. With the Corrections ...

William Shakespeare - 1793
...you feel it too. Thofe, who accufe him to have wanted learning, give him the greater commendation ; he was naturally learned ; he needed not the fpectacles...cannot fay he is every where alike ; were he fo, I ftiould do him injury to compare him with the greatefl of mankind. He is many times flat and infipid...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Passages in Prose ..., Volume 2

1797 - 1120 pages
...commendation: he was naturally learned ; he needed not '.ht fpectacles of books to read nature ; h: looked inwards and found her there. I cannot fay he is every where alike; were he fo, I mould do him injury to compare him with the greatell of mankind. He ii many times flat and intiptd;...
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