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" In perusing a corrupted piece, he must have before him all possibilities of meaning, with all possibilities of expression. Such must be his comprehension of thought, and such his copiousness of language. Out of many readings possible, he must be able... "
The Quarterly Review - Page 286
edited by - 1829
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Mr. Johnson's Preface to His Edition of Shakespear's Plays

Samuel Johnson - 1765 - 72 pages
...of many reading^-pofiible, he muft be able to 4 felecl felett that which beft fuits with the ftate, opinions, and modes of language prevailing in every age, and with his authour's particular caft of thought, and turn of expreffion. Such muft be his knowledge, and fuch...
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The plays of William Shakespeare, with the corrections and illustr ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1768
...language. Out of many readings poffible, he muft be able to feleit that which beft (bits with the ftate, opinions, and modes of language prevailing in every age, and with his authour's particular cart of thought, and turn of exprefilon. Such muft be his knowledge, and fuch...
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Prefaces. Tempest. Two gentlemen of Verona. Merry wives of Windsor

William Shakespeare - 1773
...language. Out of many readings pofiible, he muft be able to feleft that which beft fuits with the ftate, opinions, and modes of language prevailing in every age, and with his author's particular caft of thought, and turn of expreffion. Such muft be his knowledge, and fuch his tafte. Conjectural...
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Miscellaneous and Fugitive Pieces, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1774
...Copioufnefs of Language. Out of many Readings pofliblc, he muft be able to feledt that which bell fuits with the State, Opinions, and Modes of Language prevailing in every Age, and with his Authour's particular Cad of Thought, and Turn of Expreffion. Such muft be his Knowledge, and fuch his...
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Miscellaneous and Fugitive Pieces, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1774 - 375 pages
...Copioufnefs of Language. Out of many Readings .poflible, he muft be able to felect that which beft fuits with the State, Opinions, and Modes of Language prevailing in every Age, and with his Authour's particular Caft of Thought, and Turn of Expreffion. Such muft be his Knowledge, and fuch...
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The Dramatick Writings of Will. Shakspere: With the Notes of All ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1788
...all possibilities of meaning, with all possibilities of expression. Such must be his comprehension of thought, and such his copiousness of language. Out of many readings possible, he must be able to seleft that which best suits with the state, opinions, and modes of language prevailing in every age,...
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The Plays of William Shakspeare: In Fifteen Volumes. With the Corrections ...

William Shakespeare - 1793
...language. Out of many readings poflible, he muft be able to felect that which bcft fuits with the ftate, opinions, and modes of language prevailing in every age, and with his author's particular caft of thought and turn of expreflion. Such muft be his knowledge, and fuch his tafte. Conjectural...
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The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for ...

History - 1793
...language. Out of many readings poffible, he muft be able to lylect that which bell faits with the itate, opinions, and modes of language prevailing in every age, and with his author's particular' caft of thoughts and turn of expreflion. Such muft b,e his ¡knowledge, and fuch his taftel jponjeihjral...
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The Plays of William Shakspeare. ....

William Shakespeare - 1800
...language. Out of many readings poflible, he muft be able to felect that which bed fuits with the ftate, opinions, and modes of language prevailing in every age, and with his author's particular caft of thought and turn of expreffion. Such muft be his knowledge, and fuch his tafte. Conjectural...
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The Plays of William Shakspeare: With the Corrections and ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare, George Steevens, Samuel Johnson - 1803
...language. Out of many readings poffible, he muft be able to felect that which beft fuits with the ftate, opinions, and modes of language prevailing in every age, and with his author's particular caft of thought, and turn of expreffion. Such muft be his knowledge, and fuch his tafte. Conjectural...
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