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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 History of Fiction: Being a Critical Account of the Most ..., Volume 2

John Colin Dunlop - 1814
...remark," says Johnson, " the folly of the fiction, the absurdity of the conduct, the confusion of the manners of different times, and the impossibility...evident for detection, and too gross for aggravation." }(X Is Fontaine's Calendrier des Vieillards. The concluding incident corresponds with one in the story...
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Shakspeare's himself again; or the language of the poet asserted

Andrew Becket - 1815
...— with much more to the like effect. Again we are told of one of his plays ; " To remark the tolly of the fiction, the absurdity of the conduct, the...were to waste criticism upon unresisting imbecility," &c. &c. 1 his is a language by no means allowable in speaking of Shakspeare j— it is indeed far belter...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1816
...play was written after Chapman had published hi9 version of Homer. CYMBELINE. * ... • This play has many just sentiments, some natural dialogues, and...criticism upon unresisting imbecility, upon faults too evidentfbr detection, and too gross for aggravation. KING LEAR. The tragedy of Lear is deservedly celebrated...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1816
...play was written after Chapman had published his version of Homer. j CYMBELINE. /',. This play has many just sentiments, some natural dialogues, and...criticism upon unresisting imbecility, upon faults too evidentfbr detection, and too gross for aggravation. KING LEAR. The tragedy of Lear is deservedly celebrated...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

Samuel Johnson - 1818 - 402 pages
...sentiment*, some natural dialogues, and some pleasing scenes, but they are obtained at the expence of much incongruity. To remark the folly of the fiction,...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 Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1820
...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,...evident for detection, and too gross for aggravation. " KING LJBAR. The tragedy of Lear is deservedly celebrated among the dramas of Shakespedw. There is...
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The Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare, Volume 13

William Shakespeare - 1821
...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. A book entitled " Westward for Smelts, or the Waterman's Fare of mad Merry Western Wenches, whose Tongues...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare: To which are Added His ...

William Shakespeare - 1821
...sentiments, some na.ural dialogues, and some pleasing scenes, but they are obtained at the expeuse of much incongruity. To remark the folly of the fiction,...and the impossibility of the events in any system of lite, were to waste criticism upon uuresisting imbecility, upon faults too evident for detection, and...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 10

Samuel Johnson - 1823
...that this play was written after Chapman 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 LEAH. The tragedy of " Lear" is deservedly celebrated among the dramas of Shakespeare. There is...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

Samuel Johnson - 1823 - 436 pages
...this play was written after Chapman had published his version of Homer. • CYMBELINE. This play has many just sentiments, some natural dialogues, and...criticism upon unresisting imbecility, upon faults too evidentfor detection, and too gross for aggravation. KING LEAR. The tragedy of Lear is deservedly celebrated...
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