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" ... in the virtuous a disapprobation of the wicked ; he carries his persons indifferently through right and wrong, and at the close dismisses them without further care, and leaves their examples to operate by chance. This fault the barbarity of his age... "
The Plays of William Shakespeare ...: With the Corrections and Illustrations ... - Page 122
by William Shakespeare - 1809
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The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal, Volume 33

1765 - 600 pages
...them without further care, and leaves their examples to operate by chance. This fault ttv- barbarity of his age cannot extenuate; for it is always a writer's duty to make the world better, and juftice is a virtue independant orf time or place.' * No queftion, fays our Editor, in another place,...
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The Monthly Review Or Literary Journal

Several Hands - 1765 - 624 pages
...them without r'urther ca-e, and leaves their examples to operate by chance. This fault the barba ity of his age cannot extenuate ; for it is always a writer's duty to make the world better, and juftice is a virtue jndependant on time or pb.ce.' 4 No queftion, fays our Editor, in another place,...
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Mr. Johnson's Preface to His Edition of Shakespear's Plays..

Samuel Johnson - 1765 - 80 pages
...them without further care, and leaves their examples to operace by chance. This fault the barbarity of his age cannot extenuate; for it is always a writer's duty to make the world better, and juftice is a virtue independant on time or place. The plots are often fo loofely formed, that a very...
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The plays of William Shakespeare, with the corrections and illustr ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1768 - 676 pages
...them without further care,' and leaves their examples to operate by chance. This fault the barbarity of his age cannot extenuate; for it is always a writer's' duty to make the world better, and juftice is a virtue independant on time or place. The plots are often fo loofely formed, that a very...
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Prefaces. Tempest. Two gentlemen of Verona. Merry wives of Windsor

William Shakespeare - 1773 - 554 pages
...them without further care, and leaves their examples to operate by chance. This fault the barbarity of his age cannot extenuate; for it is always a writer's duty to make the world better, andjufticeis a virtue independent on time or place. • . < The plots are often fo loofely formed,...
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Miscellaneous and Fugitive Pieces, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1774 - 412 pages
...them without further Care, and leaves their Examples to operate by Chance. This Fault the Barbarity of his Age cannot extenuate ; for it is always a Writer's Duty to make the World better; and Juftice is a Virtue independant on Time or Place. The Plots are often fo loofely formed, that a very...
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Miscellaneous and Fugitive Pieces, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1774 - 374 pages
...them without further Care, and leaves their Examples to operate by Chance. Thi* Fault the Barbarity of his Age cannot extenuate ; for it is always a Writer's Duty to make the World better; and Juftice is a Virtue independant on Time or Place. The Plots are often fo loofely formed, that a very...
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The Beauties of Johnson: Consisting of Maxims and Observations ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1782 - 482 pages
...facrifices virtue to convenience, and feems to write without any moral purpofe, even ihe barbarity of his age cannot extenuate; for it is always a writer's duty to make the world better, and juftice is a virtue independant on time and place. Ditto, p. i9 & 20. It is feldom that authors rife...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The Adventurer. Philological tracts

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787 - 500 pages
...them without further care, and leaves their examples to operate by chance. This fault the barbarity of his age cannot extenuate; for it is always a writer's duty to make the world better, and juftice is a virtue independent on time or place. The plots are often fo loofely formed, that a very...
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The Dramatick Writings of Will. Shakspere: With the Notes of All ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1788 - 346 pages
...them without further care, and leaves their examples to operate by chance. This fault the barbarity of his age cannot extenuate; for it is always a writer's duty to to ir.ake the world better, and justice is a virtue independent on time or place. The plots are often...
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