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" The poet, of whose works I have undertaken the revision, may now begin to assume the dignity of an ancient, and claim the privilege of established fame and prescriptive veneration. He has long outlived his century, the term commonly fixed as the test... "
Poems, with illustrative remarks [ed. by W.C. Oulton]. To which is prefixed ... - Página xix
por William Shakespeare - 1804
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The Democracy of the Constitution: And Other Addresses and Essays

Henry Cabot Lodge - 1915 - 297 páginas
...entertaining as it is neglected, Doctor Johnson says in his finest manner: "The poet of whose work I have undertaken the revision may now begin to assume...term commonly fixed as the test of literary merit." I have often thought that if the period of time fixed by Doctor Johnson as the test of literary merit...
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The Collected Essays & Addresses of the Rt. Hon. Augustine Birrell ..., Volumen1

Augustine Birrell - 1923
...itself. In that document, Dr. Johnson, with his unrivalled stateliness, writes as follows : " The poet of whose works I have undertaken the revision may...term commonly fixed as the test of literary merit." The whirligig of time has brought in his revenges. The Doctor himself has been dead his century. He...
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Johnson's Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland: And Boswell's Journal ...

Samuel Johnson - 1924 - 511 páginas
...italic of ancient shows, I think, that Boswell is thinking of the Preface to Shakespeare — ' The Poet, of whose works I have undertaken the revision, may now begin to assume the dignity of an ancient.' 1. 29 no other memorial. It is strange that Boswell here ignores his own greater enterprise, which...
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The Harvard Classics, Volumen39

Charles William Eliot - 1909
...been longest known has been most considered, and what is most considered is best understood. The Poet, of whose works I have undertaken the revision, may...privilege of established fame and prescriptive veneration, t He has long outlived his century, the term com- ; monly fixea as the test of literary merit. Whatever...
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The Living Age ..., Volumen164

1885
...In that document, Dr. Johnson, with that unrivalled stateliness of his, writes as follows: "The poet of whose works I have undertaken the revision may...term commonly fixed as the test of literary merit." The whirligig of time has brought in his revenges. The doctor himself has been dead his century. He...
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Literary Criticism, Pope to Croce

Gay Wilson Allen, Harry Hayden Clark - 1962 - 659 páginas
...it begins in mistake and ends in ignominy. PREFACE TO SHAKESPEARE (selections)1 1765 . . . The poet of whose works I have undertaken the revision may...the dignity of an ancient and claim the privilege of an established fame and prescriptive veneration. He has long outlived his century, the term commonly...
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Samuel Johnson and Biographical Thinking

Catherine Neal Parke - 1991 - 178 páginas
...to consider the issue of the playwright's reputation with renewed and independent energy: "The poet, of whose works I have undertaken the revision, may...privilege of established fame and prescriptive veneration" (YJ 7:61). He is now unquestionably an ancient. But this general and accurate attitude toward him does...
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Samuel Johnson: Literature, Religion and English Cultural Politics from the ...

J. C. D. Clark, Jonathan Charles Douglas Clark - 1994 - 270 páginas
...there was a rational esteem for what had been long tested and long approved. Consequently, 'The poet, of whose works I have undertaken the revision, may...the privilege of established fame and prescriptive veneration.'77 Yet Johnson's project for the vernacular was, in its own terms, not a success. Arthur...
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The Re-imagined Text: Shakespeare, Adaptation, & Eighteenth-century Literary ...

Jean I. Marsden
...longer a near contemporary but an honored figure from the almost distant past. In the words of Johnson, "he has long outlived his century, the term commonly fixed as the test of literary merit" and thus "may begin to assume the dignity of an ancient."4 Attaining the rank of "ancient" placed Shakespeare...
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Samuel Johnson and the Essay

Robert Donald Spector - 1997 - 254 páginas
...Shakespeare in the company of a Homer: "The poet, of whose works I have undertaken the revision [editing] may now begin to assume the dignity of an ancient,...century, the term commonly fixed as the test of literary merit."137 Those who have argued that Johnson's treatment of Shakespeare is "unfair" have failed to...
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