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" A play in which the wicked prosper, and the virtuous miscarry, may doubtless be good, because it is a just representation of the common events of human life : but since all reasonable beings naturally love justice, I cannot easily be persuaded, that the... "
The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare - Page 545
by William Shakespeare - 1826
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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
...decry poetical justice. A play in which the wicked prosper, and the virtuous miscarry, may doubtless be good, because it is a just representation of the...pleased from the final triumph of persecuted virtue. In In the present case the publick has decided. Cordelia, from the time of Tate, has always retired with...
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Cymbeline. Titus Andronicus. Pericles. King Lear

William Shakespeare - 1811
...decry poetical justice. A play in which the wicked prosper, and the virtuous miscarry, may doubtless be good, because it is a just representation of the...triumph of persecuted virtue. In the present case the publick has decided.* Cordelia, from the time of Tate, has always retired with victory and felicity....
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The Works of William Shakespeare, Volume 8

William Shakespeare - 1812
...decry poetical justice. A play in which the wicked prosper, and the virtuous miscarry, may doubtless be good, because it is a just representation of the...of justice makes a play worse ; or, that if other excellences are equal, the audience will not always rise better pleased from the final triumph of persecuted...
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The Works of William Shakespeare: In Nine Volumes, Volume 8

William Shakespeare - 1812
...decry poetical justice. A play in which the wicked prosper, and the virtuous miscarry, may doubtless be good, because it is a just representation of the...of justice makes a play worse ; or, that if other excellences are equal, the audience will not always rise better pleased from the final triumph of persecuted...
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The dramatic works of William Shakspeare, Volume 7

William Shakespeare - 1814
...justice. A play in which the wicked prosper, and the virtuous miscarry, may doubtless be good, becanse it is a just representation of the common events of...worse ; or that, if other excellencies are equal, the andience will not always rise better pleased from the final trinmph uf persecuted virtue. from the...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1816
...decry poetical justice. A play in which the wicked prosper, and the virtuous miscarry, may doubtless be good, because it is a just representation of the...triumph of persecuted virtue. In the present case the publick has decided. Cordelia,from the time ofTate, has always retired with victory and felicity. And,...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1816
...decry poetical justice. A play in which the wicked prosper, and the virtuous miscarry, may doubtless be good, because it is a just representation of the...final triumph of persecuted virtue. In the present ease the publick has decided. Cordelia,from the time of Tate, has always retired with victory and felicity....
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Blackwood's Magazine

1833
...heretic. " A play," quoth he, " in which the wicked prosper, and the virtuous miscarry, may doubtless be good, because it is a just representation of the...present case, the public has decided. Cordelia, from the time of Tate, has always retired with victory and felicity. And if my sensations could add any...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

Samuel Johnson - 1818 - 402 pages
...decry poetical justice. A play hi which the wicked prosper, and the virtuous miscarry, may doubtless be good, because it is a just representation of the...audience will not always rise better pleased from thefinal triumph of persecuted virtue. In the present ease the public has decided. Cordelia, from the...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1820
...decry poetical justice. A play in which the wicked prosper, and the virtuous miscarry, may doubtless be good, because it is a just representation of the...present case the public has decided. Cordelia, from the time of Tate, has always retired with victory and felicity. And, if my sensations could add any...
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