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" Nothing can please many, and please long, but just representations of general nature. Particular manners can be known to few, and therefore few only can judge how nearly they are copied. The irregular combinations of fanciful invention may delight awhile,... "
The plays of William Shakespeare, with the corrections and illustr. of ... - Página x
de William Shakespeare - 1768
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The Cambridge Companion to Samuel Johnson

Brian Friel, Philip Davis, Catherine Neal Parke, Howard David Weinbrot, Paul J. Korshin, Eithne Henson, Robert DeMaria, Robert Folkenflik, Clement Hawes, Fred Parker, Philip Smallwood, Michael Felix Suarez, John Wilshire, Thomas Keymer, Steven Lynn - 1997 - 266 páginas
...and famous passage in the Preface: Nothing can please many, and please long, but just representations of general nature. Particular manners can be known to few, and therefore few only can know how nearly they are copied. The irregular combinations of fanciful invention may delight a-while,...
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Beyond Nola: New Orleans Reviews of Art

Terrington Calas, Steve Bachmann - 2002 - 200 páginas
...according to the criteria Dr. Johnson has set down for the classic, we can expect Mondrian to endure: "The irregular combinations of fanciful invention...delight awhile, by that novelty of which the common satiety of life sends us all in quest; but the pleasures of sudden wonder are soon exhausted, and the...
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The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature

Steven Pinker - 2003 - 509 páginas
...that great intuitive psychologist: Nothing can please many, and please long, but just representations of general nature. Particular manners can be known...delight a-while, by that novelty of which the common satiety of life sends us all in quest; but the pleasures of sudden wonder are soon exhausted, and the...
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The Poetry Handbook

John Lennard - 2006 - 448 páginas
...were universal and ahistorical : Nothing can pleafe many, and pleafe long, but juft reprefentations of general nature. Particular manners can be known...delight a-while, by that novelty of which the common iatiety of life fends us all in queft ; but the pleafures of fudden wonder are foon exhaulted, and...
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The Tragedy of King Lear: With Classic and Contemporary Criticisms

William Shakespeare - 2008 - 340 páginas
...Preface to Shakespeare and "King Lear" Nothing can please many, and please long, but just representations of general nature. Particular manners can be known...delight awhile, by that novelty of which the common satiety of life sends us all in quest; but the pleasures of sudden wonder are soon exhausted, and the...
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A Wild Perfection: The Selected Letters of James Wright

James Wright - 2008 - 672 páginas
...am trying to say can be expressed in words which have been used often but which cannot be worn out: "The irregular combinations of fanciful invention...delight a-while, by that novelty of which the common satiety of life sends us all in quest; but the pleasures of sudden wonder are soon exhausted, and the...
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