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" His persons act and speak by the influence of those general passions and principles by which all minds are agitated, and the whole system of life is continued in motion. "
Handbuch der englischen sprache und literature - Página 337
por H. Nolte - 1823
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Rosiebelle Lee Wildcat Tennessee

Raymond Andrews - 1988 - 245 páginas
...wrote, "Nothing can please many, and please long, but just representations of general nature. . . . such as the world will always supply, and observation will always find." It is both fortunate and fitting that the Brown Thrasher series should now include the three early...
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The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism: Volume 5, Romanticism

George Alexander Kennedy, Marshall Brown, Glyn P. Norton, H. B. Nisbet, Alastair J. Minnis, Ian Johnson, Claude Rawson, Christa Knellwolf, A. Walton Litz, Louis Menand, Raman Selden, Rafey Habib, Lawrence Rainey, Christopher Norris, Christa Knellwolf King - 1989 - 506 páginas
...rather, they are 'common humanity, such as the world will always supply'. This means that Shakespeare's 'persons act and speak by the influence of those general...passions and principles by which all minds are agitated'. For most writers 'a character is too often an individual', but in the plays of Shakespeare a character...
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Stages of History: Shakespeare's English Chronicles

Phyllis Rackin, Professor Department of English Phyllis Rackin - 1990 - 256 páginas
...can operate but upon small numbers; or by the accidents of transient fashions or temporary opinions: they are the genuine progeny of common humanity, such...always supply, and observation will always find.' Celebrating Shakespeare as the universal poet, Johnson ascribed to Shakespeare's representations of...
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Sources of Dramatic Theory: Volume 2, Voltaire to Hugo

D. J. Conacher - 1991 - 292 páginas
...can operate but upon small numbers; or by the accidents of transient fashions or temporary opinions: they are the genuine progeny of common humanity, such as the world will 14 Johnson's eight-volume edition of Shakespeare's plays was announced in 1756 and published in 1765....
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The History of Tom Jones: A Foundling

Henry Fielding - 1992 - 413 páginas
...Johnson's praise for Shakespeare's characters in his Preface to Shakespeare (1765) was that they were 'the genuine progeny of common humanity, such as the...passions and principles by which all minds are agitated ... In the writings of other poets a character is too often an individual; in those of Shakespeare...
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Working with Shakespeare

Howard Mills - 1993 - 247 páginas
...faithful mirror of manners and of life', whose characters 'are the genuine progeny of common humanity ... his persons act and speak by the influence of those...and the whole system of life is continued in motion' (ibid., 59). Such talk is jumped on as the very stuff of 'custom and veneration', of Shakespeare-worship...
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O'Neill's Shakespeare

Normand Berlin - 1993 - 268 páginas
...important human concerns. I believe, as did Samuel Johnson before me, that Shakespeare's characters are "the genuine progeny of common humanity, such...world will always supply, and observation will always fmd."14 His statement can be applied to O'Neill too, with some qualifying discussion. And I believe,...
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William Shakespeare: The Critical Heritage, Volumen5

Brian Vickers - 1995 - 568 páginas
...can operate but upon small numbers; or by the accidents of transient fashions or temporary opinions: they are the genuine progeny of common humanity, such...the whole system of life is continued in motion. In the writings of other poets a character is too often an individual; in those of Shakespeare it is commonly...
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Dramatic Closure: Reading the End

June Schlueter - 1995 - 144 páginas
...relevance of Johnson's comments to the reading process becomes apparent when he notices how such characters "act and speak by the influence of those general passions...and the whole system of life is continued in motion" 7 (my emphasis). Through a process of identification and differentiation (Johnson clearly values the...
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Religion, Literature, and Politics in Post-Reformation England, 1540-1688

Donna B. Hamilton, Richard Strier - 1996 - 280 páginas
...justifies Shakespeare's canonical preeminence. they are the genuine progeny of common humanity . . . His persons act and speak by the influence of those...and the whole system of life is continued in motion . . . Shakespeare has no heroes; his scenes are occupied only by men, who act and speak as the reader...
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