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" This play has many just sentiments, some natural dialogues, and some pleasing scenes, but they are obtained at the expense of much incongruity. To remark the folly of the fiction, the absurdity of the conduct, the confusion of the names and manners of... "
The Plays - Page 114
by William Shakespeare - 1824
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1809
...that this play was written after Cfe/2man had published his version of Homer. CYMBELINE. This play has many just sentiments, some natural dialogues, and...evident for detection, and too gross for aggravation. KING LEAR. The tragedy of Lear is deservedly celebrated among the dramas of Shaksfieare. There is perhaps...
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Shakespeare Illustrated, Or The Novels and Histories on which the ..., Volume 1

1809 - 341 pages
...principles on which the novel is founded. J)r. Johnson says of this play : " To remark the folly 0[ die fiction, the absurdity of the conduct, the confusion...impossibility of the events in any system of life, were to ivaste criticism upon unresisting imbecility ; upon faults too evident for detection, and too gross...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: With the Corrections and ..., Volume 16

William Shakespeare - 1809
...sentiments, some natural dialogues, and some pleasing scenes, but they are obtained at the expence of much incongruity. To remark the folly of the fiction,...the names, and manners of different times, and the impos.ibility of the events in any system of life, were to waste friticism upon unresisting imbecility,...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With An Essay on His Life and ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1810
...that this play was written after Chapman had published his version of Homer. CYMBELIN E. This play has many just sentiments, some natural dialogues, and...evident for detection, and too gross for aggravation. KING LEAR. The tragedy of Lear is deservedly celebrated among the dramas of Shakespeare. There is perhaps...
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The Plays of William Shakspeare: Julius Caesar ; Antony and Cleopatra ...

William Shakespeare - 1811
...This play has many just sentiments, some natural dialogues, and some pleasing scenes, but they ar« obtained at the expense of much incongruity. To remark...detection, and too gross for aggravation. JOHNSON. SONG, SUNG BY GUIDERIUS AND ARVIRAGUS OVER F1DELE, SUPPOSED TO BE DEAD. BY MR. WILLIAM COLLINS. To fair Fiddle's...
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Cymbeline. Titus Andronicus. Pericles. King Lear

William Shakespeare - 1811
...sentiments, some natural dialogues, and some pleasing scenes, but they are obtained at the expence of much incongruity. To remark the folly of the fiction,...detection, and too gross for aggravation. JOHNSON. See page 95, note 7, A SONG, V BVNO BT OUfDBnnJS AND AnVilRAGUS OVKK TJDE1.E, TO SfC W1AD. BY MB, WILLIAM...
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The plays of William Shakspeare, pr. from the text of the ..., Volume 7

William Shakespeare - 1811
...Never was a war did cease» Ere bloody hands were wash'd, with such a peace. [Exeunt. This play has many just sentiments, some natural dialogues, and...expense of much incongruity. To remark the folly of the fíctlon, the absurdity of the conduct,, the confusion of the names aud manners of different times,...
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The Works of William Shakespeare, Volume 7

William Shakespeare - 1812
...sentiments, some natural dialogues, and some pleasing scenes, but they are obtained at the cxpence of much incongruity. To remark the folly of the fiction,...detection, and too gross for aggravation. JOHNSON. Mr. Pope supposed the story of this play to have been taken from a novel of Boccace ; but he was mistaken,...
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Biographia Dramatica: Or, A Companion to the Playhouse: Containing ..., Volume 2

David Erskine Baker - 1812
...incon' gruily. To remark the folly of ' the fiction, the absurdity of the conduct, the confusion of thfr names and manners of different times, and the impossibility...evident for detection, and too gross for aggravation." The wager between Posthumus and Jachimo is taken from Boccace, Decameron, Day iL Nov. 9. 558. CYMBELINE,...
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The Works of William Shakespeare: In Nine Volumes, Volume 7

William Shakespeare - 1812
...sentiments, some natural dialogues, and some pleasing scenes, but they are obtained at the expence of much incongruity. To remark the folly of the fiction,...different times, and the impossibility of the events in auy system of life, were to waste criticism upon unresisting imbecility, upon faults too evident for...
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