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" Its whole power is upon the affections ; for it is not written with much comprehension of thought, or elegance of expression. But if the heart is interested, many other beauties may be wanting, yet not be missed. "
The General Biographical Dictionary:: Containing an Historical and Critical ... - Page 422
1815
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Lives

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1800
...'suppose* vicissitudes of dramatick fashion. Of this play nothing new can easily be saidIt is a domestick trag'edy drawn from middle life. Its whole power is...comprehension of thought or elegance of expression. But if the heart is interested, many other beauties may be wanting, yet not be missed. The same year...
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The works of the poets of Great Britain and Ireland. With prefaces ..., Volume 1

Great Britain - 1804
...dramatick fashion. Of this play nothing new can easily be said. It is a domestick tragedy drawn fiom middle life. Its whole power is upon the affections...comprehension of thought or elegance of expression. But if the heart is interested, many other beauties may be wanting, yet not be missed. The same year...
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Waller, Butler, Rochester, Roscommon, Otway, Pomfret, Dorset, Stepney, J ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1810
...in 1680. This is one of the few plays that keep possession of the stage, and has pleased for almost a century, through all the vicissitudes of dramatic...comprehension of thought, or elegance of expression. But if the heart is interested, many other beauties may be wanting, yet not be missed. ' The same year...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 9

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...the vicissitudes of dramatick fashion. Of this play nothing new can easily be said. It is a domestick tragedy drawn from middle life. Its whole power is...comprehension of thought, or elegance of expression. But if the heart is interested, many other beauties may be wanting, yet not be missed. The same year...
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An inquiry into the nature and extent of poetick licence, by N.A. Vigors ...

Frederick Nolan - 1810
...tragedy, and therefore strongly fastens on the attentions of the reader."*— " The Orphan is a domestick tragedy drawn from middle life. Its whole power is...comprehension of thought, or elegance of expression. But if the heart is interested many other beauties may be wanting, yet not be missed'" 1 —" This...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Volume 9

Samuel Johnson - 1811
...vicisill'd. situdesrof dramatick fashion. Of this play nothing new can easily he said. It is a domestick tragedy drawn from middle life. Its whole power is...comprehension of thought, or elegance of expression. But if the heart is interested, many other beauties may be wa.iting, yet not be missed. The same year...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: With Critical Observations on ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1811
...the vicissiludes of dramatick fashion. Of this play nothing new can easily be said. It is a domestick tragedy drawn. from middle life. Its whole power is...comprehension of thought, or elegance of expression. But if the heart is interested, many other beauties may be wanting, yet not be missed. The same year...
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The General Biographical Dictionary: Containing an Historical and Critical ...

Alexander Chalmers - Biography - 1815
...pieces," says Dr. Johnson, " that keep possession of the stage, and has pleased for almost (more lhan) a century, through all the vicissitudes of dramatic...been conjectured, but to us they appear too obscure forv application, and were they otherwise, cannot now be felt. The " Soldier's Fortune," and its second...
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Alcibiades. Don Carlos, prince of Spain. Titus and Berenice. The cheats of ...

Thomas Otway - English drama - 1812
...fashion. Of this play nothing *'A -/-><~=/.y new can easily be said. It is a domestic tragedy 7 ' " ' ' 2f drawn from middle life. Its whole power is upon the...allusions have been conjectured, but to us they appear X/". /37 xz:^- .j-7^> SL~S ? [^MS*.*] "-TS— ' s too obscure for application, and were they otherwise,...
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Names of dramas: M-Z. Latin plays by English authors. Oratorios. Appendix to ...

David Erskine Baker - English drama - 1812
...observes, " it is one " of the few pieces that keep " possession of the stage, and has " pleased for almost a century, " through all the vicissitudes of " dramatic...comprehension of thought, or " elegance of expression. But if " the heart is interested, many " other beauties may be wanting, " yet not be missed." Voltaire,...
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