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" Antiquity, like every other quality that attracts the notice of mankind has undoubtedly votaries that reverence it, not from reason, but from prejudice. Some seem to admire indiscriminately whatever has been long preserved without considering that time... "
The Works of Shakspeare: From the Text of Johnson, Steevens, and Reed - Halaman lx
oleh William Shakespeare - 1825 - 896 halaman
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Composition and Style

Robert D. Blackman - 1908 - 328 halaman
...prejudice. Some seem to admire indiscriminately whatever has been long preserved, without considering that time has sometimes co-operated with chance ;...estimate his powers by his worst performance ; and when he is dead, we rate them by his best. To works, however, of which the excellence is not absolute and...
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Johnson on Shakespeare: Essays and Notes

Samuel Johnson - 1908 - 254 halaman
...prejudice. Some seem to admire indiscriminately whatever has been long preserved, without considering that time has sometimes co-operated with chance ;...moderns, and the beauties of the ancients. While an authour is yet living we estimate his powers by his worst performance, and when he is dead, we rate...
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A History of Babylonia and Assyria, Volume 1

Robert William Rogers - 1915 - 798 halaman
...found surprisingly little fault. I had supposed that Johnson was right in the vigorous declaration that "the great contention of criticism is to find the...estimate his powers by his worst performance; and when he is dead we rate them by his best," but my experience has been quite the contrary, and the book passed...
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A History of Babylonia and Assyria, Volume 1

Robert William Rogers - 1915 - 770 halaman
...found surprisingly little fault. I had supposed that Johnson was right in the vigorous declaration that "the great contention of criticism is to find the...estimate his powers by his worst performance; and when he is dead we rate them by his best," but my experience has been quite the contrary, and the book passed...
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Doctor Johnson: A Study in Eighteenth Century Humanism

Percy Hazen Houston - 1923 - 346 halaman
...prejudice. Some seem to admire indiscriminately whatever has been long preserved, without considering that time has sometimes cooperated with chance; all,...estimate his powers by his worst performance, and when he is dead we rate them by his best. "To works, however, of which the excellence is not absolute and...
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The Harvard Classics, Volume 39

1909 - 498 halaman
...co-operated with chance; all perhaps are more willing to honour past than present excellence ; and th« mind contemplates genius through the shades of age,...estimate his powers by his worst performance, and when he is dead, we rate them by his best. To works, however, of which the excellence is not absolute and...
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William Shakespeare: The Critical Heritage, Volume 5

Brian Vickers - 1995 - 585 halaman
...prejudice. Some seem to admire indiscriminately whatever has been long preserved, without considering that time has sometimes co-operated with chance; all...the faults of the moderns, and the beauties of the ancients.1 While an authour is yet living we estimate his powers by his worst performance, and when...
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