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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 - 1842
..."the folly of the fiction, the absurdity of the conduct, the confusion of the manners of dilferent times, and the impossibility of the events in any...evident for detection, and too gross for aggravation." 10. Is Fontaine's Calendrier des Viellnrds. The concluding incident corresponds with one in the story...
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The Plays and Poems of Shakespeare,: According to the Improved ..., Volume 12

William Shakespeare - 1844
...censure of Dr. Johnson, who decides its merits in the following summary manner : — ' This play has many just sentiments, some natural dialogues, and...events in any system of life, were to waste criticism on unresisting imbecility ; on faults too evident for detection, and too gross for aggravation.' The...
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Studies of Shakspere: Forming a Companion Volume to Every Edition of the Text

Charles Knight - 1849 - 560 pages
...reader rejoices at his fall." What, lastly, shall we say to the bow-wow about ' Cymbeline ? ' — " To remark the folly of the fiction, the absurdity...evident for detection, and too gross for aggravation." All that we can in truth say of these startling things is this — that this learned, sensible, sometimes...
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Studies of Shakspere: Forming a Companion Volume to Every Edition of the Text

Charles Knight - 1849 - 560 pages
...what Dr. Johnson says, in a tone of eriticism which belongs as much to the age as to the man, about " the folly of the fiction, the absurdity of the conduct,...impossibility of the events in any system of life." When Johnson wrote this, he reposed upon an implicit belief in his own canons of eriticism — the...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare...: Embracing a Life of ..., Volume 6

William Shakespeare - 1851
...— Never was a war did cease, Ere bloody hands were washed, with such a peace. [Exeunt THIS play has many just sentiments, some natural dialogues, and...detection, and too gross for aggravation.* JOHNSON. * On th1s cr1t1que of Johnson, Mr. S1nger remarks : — " Ills hardly necessary to po1nt nut the extreme...
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THE DRAMATIC WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE; ILLISTARTED; EMBRACING A LIFE OF ...

1851
...Never was a wrar did cease, Ere bloody hands were washed, with such a peace. [Exeunt 335 THIS play has many just sentiments, some natural dialogues, and...detection, and too gross for aggravation.* JOHNSON. * On this critique of Johnson, Mr. Singer remarks : — " It is hardly necessary to point out the extreme...
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The dramatic (poetical) works of William Shakspeare; illustr ..., Volume 6

William Shakespeare - 1851
...there.—Never was a war did cease, Ere bloody hands were washed, with such a peace. [Exeunt THIS play haa many just sentiments, some natural dialogues, and...detection, and too gross for aggravation.* JOHNSON. • On this critique of Johnson, Mr. Singer remaiks:—" It Is hardly necessary to point out the extreme...
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William Shakspeare's Complete Works, Dramatic and Poetic, Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1852
...some pleasing scenes, but they are obtained at the expuse of much incongruity. To remark the fully ajiy system of life, were to waste criticism upon unresisting imbecility, upon faults too evident for...
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Putnam's Monthly, Volume 1

1853
...without an ebullition of wrath this curt, savage and pedagoguish dismissal of Cymbeline 1 "This play has many just sentiments, some natural dialogues, and...evident for detection, and too gross for aggravation." Poor great moralist ! obtuse wise man ! ignorant Doctor of Laws ! For thee Imogen, that purest, that...
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Putnam's Monthly, Volumes 1-2

1853
...wrath this curt, savage and pedagoguish dismissal of Cymbeline ? "This play has many just sentiment«, some natural dialogues, and some pleasing scenes ;...evident for detection, and too gross for aggravation." Poor great moralist ! obtuse wise man ! ignorant Doctor of Laws ! For thee Imogen, that purest, that...
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