Spectator, The [Roger de Coverley essays]

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"Johnson praised ""The Spectator,"" particularly the character of Sir Roger de Coverley. He said, ""Sir Roger did not die a violent death, as has been generally fancied. He was not killed; he died only because others were to die, and because his death afforded an opportunity to Addison for some very fine writing. We have the example of Cervantes making Don Quixote die.— I never could see why Sir Roger is represented as a little cracked. It appears to me that the story of the widow was intended to have something superinduced upon it; but the superstructure did not come.""

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Original date of publication 1791.

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Related people
Johnson, Samuel
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Accessed on 2019/09/22 18:26:25

Related people
Johnson, Samuel
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Life of Johnson
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