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FROM

THE PLAYS OF SHAKESPEARE.

“NOT FOR AN AGE, BUT FOR ALL TIME.'

BY
CHARLOTTE LYNDON.

LONDON : SIMPKIN AND MARSHALL.

RYDE: G. BUTLER, COLONNADE.

RYDE: G. BUTLER, PRINTER, COLONNADE.

PORTRAITURE OF SHAKESPEARE.

There are three powers—Wit, which discovers partial likeness hidden amidst general diversity; Subtlety, which discovers the diversity concealed in general apparent sameness ; and Profundity, which discovers an essential unity under all the semblance of difference.

Give to a subtle man Fancy, and he is a Wit. To a deep man Imagination, and he is a Philosopher. Add again pleasurable sensibility in the three-fold form of Sympathy, with the interesting in morals, the impressive in form, and the harmonious in sounds, and you have a Poet. But combine all, Wit, Subtlety, and Fancy, with Profundity, Imagination, and Moral and Physical Susceptibility of the pleasurable, and let the object be man universal, and behold

A SHAKESPEARE!

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