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Excerpt from Gesammelte Abhandlungen Von Dr. Alexander Schmidt
Dr. Aleganber (c)djmibt. Fine ccnefliaac 23oltaire6 Eerbienfte um bie Ginfiﬂmmg Shatdpearee in Granfnid) Essay on the Life and Dramatic Writings of Ben Jonson.
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However great may have been the industry of the literati of the eighteenth century
, it has undoubtedly been by far surpassed by the scrupulousness of modern
inquiries. As for the accuracy of ascertaining recorded facts, and of gathering the
The ingenious author of the “History of the poetic Literature of the German Nation
" has repeatedly been reported to have engaged in a similar task concerning the
period of Shakspeare: – if it were so, we should no longer stand in need of ...
coevals, but posterity have not yet arrived, with respect to him, at a certain
standard. We are, indeed, inclined to assume that length of time is the surest
arbiter of human affairs, and that all things in a long course of years will settle,
like water, ...
... refinement, sensibility by reflexion, everlasting truth by accidental reality: he
would, in all probability, have perceived the proud stream of popular English
poetry ebbing into shallow by-channels, which were soon swallowed up by the
... and their cotemporaries, rude as they undoubtedly were, but filled with the
breath of life and genuine passion, with the dull and inanimate productions of the
foregoing time, they should seem to have made towards perfection not a step, but