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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 William Shakespeare: Comprising His Dramatic and ..., Volume 2

William Shakespeare - 1853
...Never was a war did cease, Ere bloody hands were wash'd, with such a peace. [Exeunt. This play has uld cloak about thee. Sjmc wine, ho! Cat. Why, this...lago. Will you hear it again ? CM. No; for I hold fully of the fiction, the absurdity of the conduct, the confusion of the names and manners of different...
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Shakespeare's Scholar: Being Historical and Critical Studies of His Text ...

Richard Grant White - 1854 - 504 pages
...an ebullition of wrath, this curt, savage, and pedagoguish dismissal of Cynibeline : " This play Las 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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Shakespeare's Scholar: Being Historical and Critical Studies of His Text ...

Richard Grant White - 1854 - 504 pages
...an ebullition of wrath, this curt, savage, and pedagoguish dismissal of Cymbeline : " This play baa many just sentiments, some natural dialogues, and...of the events in any system of life, were to waste eriticism upon uuresisting imbecility, upon faults too evident for detection, and too gross for aggravation."...
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The Plays & Poems of Shakespeare: Antony & Cleopatra. Cymbeline

William Shakespeare - 1857
...censure of Dr. Johnson, who decides its merits in the following summary manner : — ' This play has many just sentiments, some natural dialogues, and...To remark the folly of the fiction, the absurdity o*" the conduct, the confusion of the names and manners of different times, and the impossibility of...
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Harvard Magazine, Volume 4

1858
...other branches of Greek literature. He has the following criticism on Cymbeline : — " This play has many just sentiments, some natural dialogues, and...evident for detection and too gross for aggravation." Pope's perversion of the Homeric spirit in his translation of the Iliad is well known ; while the absurdity...
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Scraps. [An anthology, ed.] by H. Jenkins

esq Henry Jenkins - 1864
...thee, death ! in thy possession lies A lass unparalleled. — Act 5, Sc. 2. CYMBELINE. This play has many just sentiments, some natural dialogues, and...detection, and too gross for aggravation. — Johnson. lachimo. Strange fowl light upon neighbouring ponds.— Act 1, Sc. o. Imagen. Most miserable Is the...
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The Pictorial edition of the works of Shakspere, ed. by C. Knight. [8 vols ...

William Shakespeare - 1867
...what Dr. Johnson says, in a tone of criticism which belongs as much to the age as to the man, about " e When Johnson wrote this he reposed upon an implicit belief ill his own canons of criticism — the...
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Doubtful plays: Titus Andronicus. Pericles. The two noble kinsmen. Plays ...

William Shakespeare - 1867
...the fiction, the absurdity of the conduct, the confusion of the names and manners of different tunes, and the impossibility of the events in any system...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

Charles Knight - 1868 - 560 pages
...what Dr. Johnson says, in a tone of criticism 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 criticism — the...
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The complete works of Shakspere, with a memoir, and essay, by ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1870
...an ebullition of wrath, this curt, savage, and pedagoguish dismissal of Ci/mleline : " 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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