Excerpt from starting pages: “Shakespeare is particularly writers, not less than exceptionally sleek writers, the poet of nature; the poet that holds as much as his readers a loyal mirrour of manners and of lifestyles. His characters are usually not transformed by means of the customs of specific areas, unpractised via the remainder of the area; by way of the peculiarities of reports or professions, which could function yet upon small numbers; or by way of the injuries of temporary models or transitority evaluations: they're the true progeny of universal humanity, comparable to the area will continually provide, and statement will continuously locate. His folks act and converse by means of the impression of these normal passions and ideas in which all minds are agitated, and the entire approach of existence is sustained in movement. within the writings of different poets a personality is simply too usually someone; in these of Shakespeare it truly is regularly a species.”
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