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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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Authors and Owners: The Invention of Copyright

Mark Rose, rk Rose - 1993 - 176 páginas
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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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"Steel for the Mind": Samuel Johnson and Critical Discourse

Charles H. Hinnant - 1994 - 251 páginas
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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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Reading Readings: Essays on Shakespeare Editing in the Eighteenth Century

Joanna Gondris - 1998 - 379 páginas
...begins by underscoring that Shakespeare should command a status as an ancient, not a modern: "The Poet, of whose works I have undertaken the revision, may...of established fame and prescriptive veneration," 659. By characterizing Shakespeare as a "Poet," rather than a playwright, Johnson is also moving to...
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Shakespeare

Laurie Rozakis - 1999 - 380 páginas
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Romantic Poets and the Culture of Posterity

Andrew Bennett - 1999 - 268 páginas
...been most considered, and what is most considered is best understood'. Shakespeare, Johnson asserts, 'has long outlived his century, the term commonly fixed as the test of literary merit'.78 Having outlived 'personal allusions, local customs, or temporary opinions', the 'effects...
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The Best Test Preparation for the GRE Literature in English

James S. Malek, Research and Education Association - 2001 - 475 páginas
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The Making of the English Literary Canon: From the Middle Ages to the Late ...

Trevor Ross, Trevor Thornton Ross - 2000 - 400 páginas
...recognition of an author who, by having "gained and kept the favour of his countrymen," could heroically "assume the dignity of an ancient, and claim the privilege...of established fame and prescriptive veneration," as if Shakespeare's canonization were a symbolic gesture much like a ritual of laureation.48 Above...
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