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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 459
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 to ...

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 - 1907 - 248 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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