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" Shakespear was no moralist at all : in another, he was the greatest of all moralists. He was a moralist in the same sense in which nature is one. He taught what he had learnt from her. He shewed the greatest knowledge of humanity with the greatest fellow-feeling... "
The Quarterly Review - Page 463
by William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, Sir William Smith, Sir John Murray IV, Rowland Edmund Prothero Baron Ernle, George Walter Prothero - 1818
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The Collected Works of William Hazlitt: The Round table. Characters of ...

William Hazlitt - 1902
...himself, and pleads his own cause, as well as if counsel had been assigned him. In one sense, Shakespear was no moralist at all : in another, he was the greatest...humanity with the greatest fellow-feeling for it. One of the most dramatic passages in the present play is the interview between Claudio and his sister,...
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The Collected Works of William Hazlitt, Volume 1

William Hazlitt - 1902
...pleads his own cause, as well as if counsel had been assigned him. In one sense, Shakespear was no I moralist at all : in another, he was the greatest of all moralists. He I was a moralist in the same sense in which nature is one. He taughtr"' what he had learnt from her....
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Theories of the Theatre: A Historical and Critical Survey, from the Greeks ...

Marvin A. Carlson - 1993 - 553 pages
...moralist at all," says Hazlitt, writing on Measure for Measure. "In another he was the greatest of moralists. He was a moralist in the same sense in which nature is one." The genius of Shakespeare was for sympathetic identification "with human nature in all its shapes,...
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Romanticism: Romanticism and the margins

Michael O'Neill, Mark Sandy - 2006 - 394 pages
...his was to shew that 'there is some soul of goodness in things evil.' ... In one sense, Shakespear was no moralist at all: in another, he was the greatest of all moralists. ... He shewed the greatest knowledge of humanity with the greatest fellow-feeling for it. (HW iv. 346-7) As...
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Characters of Shakespeare's Plays

William Hazlitt - 1854 - 346 pages
...himself, and pleads his own cause, as well as if counsel had been assigned him. In one sense, Shakespear was no moralist at all : in another, he was the greatest...humanity with the greatest fellow-feeling for it. One of the most dramatic passages in the present play is the interview between Claudio and his sister,...
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