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" 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 cannot extenuate, for it is always a writer's duty... "
The plays of William Shakespeare, with the corrections and illustr. of ... - Page xxii
by William Shakespeare - 1768
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The Monthly Review Or Literary Journal

Several Hands - 1765
...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...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, can be more innocently...
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The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal, Volume 33

1765
...the wicked ; he carries his perfons indifferently through right and wrong, and at the clofe difmifTes 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,...
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Prefaces. Tempest. Two gentlemen of Verona. Merry wives of Windsor

William Shakespeare - 1773
...the wicked; he carries his perfons indifferently through right and wrong, and at the clofe difmifies them without further care, and leaves their examples...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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The Plays of William Shakespeare in Ten Volumes: Prefaces. The tempest. The ...

William Shakespeare - 1778
...cafually from him ; he makes no juft difjribution of good or evil, nor is al-. ways careful to fliew in the virtuous a difapprobation of the wicked; he...the barbarity of his age cannot extenuate; for it is a] ways a writer's duty to make the world better, and juftice is a virtue in* dependent on time or...
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The Beauties of Johnson: Consisting of Maxims and Observations ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1782 - 209 pages
...author who facrifices virtue to convenience, and feems to write without any moral purpofe, even ihe barbarity of his age cannot extenuate; for it is always...better, and juftice is a virtue independant on time and place. Ditto, p. i9 & 20. It is feldom that authors rife much above the ftandard of their own age....
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The Adventurer. Philological tracts

Samuel Johnson, Sir John Hawkins - 1787
...precepts and axioms drop cafually from him; he makes no juft diftribution of good or evil, nor is alwavs careful to Ihew in the virtuous a difapprobation of...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 flight confideration...
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The Dramatick Writings of Will. Shakspere: With the Notes of All ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1788
...the wicked ; he carries his persons indifferently through right and wrong, and at the close dismisses them without further care, and leaves their examples...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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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Passages in Prose, Selected ...

Vicesimus Knox - 1790 - 1019 pages
...the wicked ; he carries his perfons indifferently through right and wrong, and at the clofe difmiiTcs them without further care, and leaves their examples...always a writer's duty to make the world better, and ju (Vice is a virtue independent on time or place. The plots are often fo loofely formed, that a very...
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The Plays of William Shakspeare: In Fifteen Volumes. With the Corrections ...

William Shakespeare - 1793
...the wicked; he carries his perfons indifferently through right and wrong, and at the clofe difmilTes them without further care, and leaves their examples...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 flight confideration...
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The Plays of William Shakspeare. ....

William Shakespeare - 1800
...wrong, and at the clofe diftnifies them without further care, and leaves their examples to operdte by chance-. This fault the barbarity of his age cannot...always a writer's duty to make the world better, and jultice is a virtue independent on time or place. The plots are often fo loofely formed, that a very...
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