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" ... read for pleasure or accomplishment, and who buy the numerous products of modern typography, the number was then comparatively small. To prove the paucity of readers, it may be sufficient to remark, that the nation had been satisfied from 1623 to... "
The Monthly Review - Page 84
1780
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Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets ...

Samuel Johnson - 1779
...was then comparatively fmall. To prove the paucity of readers, it may be fuffiv cicntcient to remark, that the nation had been fatisfied, from 1623 to 1664,...The fale of thirteen hundred copies in two years, in oppofition to fo much recent enmity, and to a flyle of verfification new to all and difgufting to....
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The Monthly Review, Volume 61

1780
...number was then comparatively final]. To prove the paucity of reader;, it may be fufficient to remark, that the nation had been fatisfied, from 1623 to 1664,...The fale of thirteen hundred copies in two years, in oppofition to fo much recent enmity, and to a ttyle of verification new to all and difgufting to many,...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Cowley. Denham. Milton. Butler ...

Samuel Johnson - 1781 - 503 pages
...number was then comparatively fmall. To prove the paucity of readers, it may be fufficient to remark, that the nation had been fatisfied, from 1623 to 1664, that is, forty-one years, with only two editions qf the works of 2OI Shakfpeare, which probably did not together make one thoufand copies. • The fale...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Cowley. Denham. Milton. Butler ...

Samuel Johnson - 1781 - 503 pages
...the paucity of readers, it may be fufficient to r^nr.rk, that the nation had been fatisfied, fir.m 1623 to 1664, that is, forty-one years, with only two editions of the works of Shakfpeare, which probably did not together make one thoufand copies. The fale of thirteen hundred...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The lives of the most eminent English poets

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...number was then comparatively fmall. To prove the paucity of readers, it may be fufficient to remark, that the nation had been fatisfied from 1623 to 1664,...forty-one years, with only two editions of the works of Shakfpeare, which probably did not together make one thoufand copies. The fale of thirteen hundred...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...paucity of readers, it may be fufficient to remark, that the nation had been fatisfied from i623 to t664, that is, forty-one years, with only two editions of the works of Shakfpeare, which probably did not together make one thouiand copies. The fale of thirteen hundred...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets,: With Critical ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1790
...number was then comparatively fmall. To prove the paucity of readers, it may be fufficient to remark, that the nation had been fatisfied from 1623 to 1664,...forty-one years, with only two editions of the works of Shakfpeare, which probably did not together make one thoufand copies. The fale of thirteen hundred...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson.LL.D..: The lives of the English poets

Samuel Johnson - 1792
...number was then comparatively fmall. To prove the paucity of readers, it may be fufficient to remark, that the nation had been fatisfied from 1623 to 1664,...forty-one years, with only two editions of the works of Shakfpeare, which probably did not together make one thoufand copies. The fale of thirteen hundred...
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The Lives of the English Poets: and a Criticism of Their Work

Samuel Johnson - 1795 - 536 pages
...number was then comparatively fmall. To To prove the paucity of readers, it may be fufficient to remark, that the nation had been fatisfied, from 1623 to 1664,...The fale of thirteen hundred copies in two years, in oppofition to fo much recent enmity, and to a ftyle of verification new to all and difgufting to many,...
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The Monthly Epitome, Volume 5

1802
...books was not in Milton's age • what it is at prefcnt ; the nation had • been fatisfied from 1613 to 1664, that • is, forty-one years, with only two • editions of the works of Shakfpeare, • which probably did not together 4 make one thoufand copies. The fele • of thirteen...
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