Samuel Johnson Quote

It was said of Euripides, that every verse was a precept; and it may be said of Shakespeare, that from his works may be collected a system of civil and economical prudence.


Mr. Johnson's Preface to His Edition of Shakespear's Plays (ed. 1765)

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It was said of Euripides, that every verse was a precept; and it may be said of Shakespeare, that from his works may be collected a system of civil...

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It was said of Euripides, that every verse was a precept; and it may be said of Shakespeare, that from his works may be collected a system of civil...

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It was said of Euripides, that every verse was a precept; and it may be said of Shakespeare, that from his works may be collected a system of civil...

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It was said of Euripides, that every verse was a precept; and it may be said of Shakespeare, that from his works may be collected a system of civil...