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" In the writings of other poets a character is too often an individual, in those of Shakespeare it is commonly a species. "
The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare, in Ten Volumes: The author's life ... - Sida 25
efter William Shakespeare - 1823
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Coleridge and the Uses of Division

Fellow and Tutor Balliol College Lecturer English Faculty Seamus Perry, Seamus (Lecturer in English Literature Perry, Lecturer in English Literature University of Glasgow), Seamus Perry - 1999 - 303 sidor
...praised the real-life individuality of Shakespeare's characters; Johnson found an opposite excellence ('In the writings of other poets a character is too...in those of Shakespeare it is commonly a species': Johnson, 11); and Coleridge's division leads him to both positions at once. On the one hand, 'he brings...
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The Passion for Happiness: Samuel Johnson and David Hume

Adam Potkay - 2000 - 241 sidor
...plays of the French and their eighteenth-century English imitators.30 "His persons act and speak by the influence of those general passions and principles...the whole system of life is continued in motion." "This therefore is the praise of Shakespeare, that his drama is the mirrour of life . . . from which...
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Shakespeare and Masculinity

Bruce R. Smith, Bruce R. (Professor of English Smith, Professor of English Georgetown University Washington DC) - 2000 - 182 sidor
...preface to his edition of Shakespeare (1765) praised the universality of Shakespeare's characters — 'In the writings of other poets a character is too...in those of Shakespeare it is commonly a species' — he was articulating the principle that informed Betterton's portrayal of Hamlet and Garrick's.27...
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Symplectic Geometry and Mirror Symmetry: Proceedings of the 4th KIAS Annual ...

Kodŭng Kwahagwŏn (Korea). International Conference, Kenji Fukaya - 2001 - 498 sidor
...as the world will always supply, and observation will always find. His persons act and speak by the influence of those general passions and principles...the whole system of life is continued in motion." 'Preface to Shakespeare,' in A Johnson Reader, ELMcAdam, Jr. and George Milne, eds. (New York: Pantheon,...
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Copp’d Hills Towards Heaven Shakespeare and the Classical Polity

Howard B. White - 1970 - 156 sidor
...customs of particular places, unpracticed by the rest of the world His persons act and speak by the influence of those general passions and principles...individual; in those of Shakespeare it is commonly a species.20 Whether a knowledge of nature, in Johnson's sense, designates a 18 Kermode, "Introduction"...
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Johnson, Writing, and Memory

Greg Clingham - 2002 - 222 sidor
...of common humanity" - and by the absence of a judgmental perspective in Johnson's appraisal of "the general passions and principles ... by which all minds...and the whole system of life is continued in motion" (Shakespeare 1, 62). It has become axiomatic that Johnson's conception of literature is ethical, for...
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Quotation Marks

Marjorie B. Garber - 2003 - 306 sidor
...those of Shakespeare it is commonly a species." It is worth emphasizing this resounding final sentence: "In the writings of other poets a character is too...in those of Shakespeare it is commonly a species." This was the sentiment to which William Hazlitt took such exception, labeling Johnson's mode of understanding...
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Shakespeare, Spenser and the Contours of Britain: Reshaping the Atlantic ...

Joan Fitzpatrick - 2004 - 182 sidor
...as the world will always supply, and observation will always find. His persons act and speak by the influence of those general passions and principles...in those of Shakespeare it is commonly a species. (Johnson 1765, viii-ix) The notion that Shakespeare depicts the human condition was also common amongst...
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Radical Tragedy: Religion, Ideology, and Power in the Drama of Shakespeare ...

Jonathan Dollimore - 2004 - 312 sidor
...common humanity, such as the world will always supply and observation will always find'; they exemplify 'those general passions and principles by which all...the whole system of life is continued in motion'. And all this is so because the poet correctly 'overlooks the casual distinction of country and condition,...
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The Cambridge History of English Literature, 1660-1780

John Richetti - 2005 - 945 sidor
...pleasure of self-recognition. As Johnson goes on to say, Shakespeare's 'persons act and speak by the influence of those general passions and principles...agitated, and the whole system of life is continued in motion'.50 In this respect the plays are timeless and placeless, not merely Elizabethan and English,...
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