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" Then, crush'd by rules, and weaken'd as refin'd, For years the pow'r of tragedy declin'd; From bard to bard the frigid caution crept, Till Declamation roar'd whilst Passion slept; Yet still did Virtue deign the stage to tread, Philosophy remain'd though... "
The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. - Page 197
by John Hawkins - 1787 - 605 pages
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 17

Early English newspapers - 1747
...Virtue call'd Oblivion to her aid. Then crufh'd by rules, and weaken'd as refin'd, For years the pow'r of Tragedy declin'd ; From bard, to bard, the frigid caution crept, Till Declamation roar'd, while Paflion fltpt. Vet ftill did Virtue deign the ftage to tread, Philofophy remain'd, tbo* Nature...
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A Collection of Poems: In Four Volumes

Robert Dodsley - English poetry - 1755
...virtue call'd oblivion to her aid. Then crufh'd by rules, and weaken'd as refin'd, For years the pow'r of tragedy declin'd ; From bard to bard, the frigid caution crept, Till declamation roar'd, while paffion flept. Yet ftill did virtue deign the ftage to tread, , Philofophy remain'd, though nature...
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A Collection of Poems: In Six Volumes, Volume 4

English poetry - 1758
...virtue call'd oblivion to her aid. Then crafh'd by rules, and weaken'd as refin'd, For years the pow'r of tragedy declin'd ; From bard to bard, the frigid caution crept, Till declamation roar'd, while paffion flept. Yet (till did virtue deign the ftage to tread, Philofophy remain'd, though Nature...
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The History of the Theatres of London and Dublin: From the Year 1730 to the ...

Benjamin Victor - Theater - 1761
...Houfe to receive them, and in rendering the Avenues to it commoYct ftill did Virtue deign the Stage to tread, Philofophy remain'd. though Nature fled....at length her ancient Reign to quit, She faw great Faujius lay the Ghoft of Wit : Exulting Folly hail'd the joyful Day, And Pantomime and Song confirm'd...
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The Works of Virgil in English Verse, Volume 4

Virgil, Christopher Pitt, Joseph Warton - Latin poetry - 1763
...disfigured our Englifh modern tragedy. Then crufh'd by rules, and weaken'd asrefiu'd, For years the pow'r of tragedy declin'd ; From bard to bard the frigid caution crept, Till declamation roar'd, while paffion flept. Yet ftill did virtue deign the ftageto tvead ; Fliilufophy remain'd, tho' nature...
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A Collection of Poems: In Six Volumes, Volume 1

Robert Dodsley - English poetry - 1765
...declamation roar'd, while paflion flept., Yet flill did Virtue deign the ftage to tread, JPhilofophy remain'd, though Nature fled, But forc'd at length...reign to quit, She faw great Fauftus lay the ghoft of Wit: Exulting Folly hail'd the joyful day, And pantomime and fong confirm'd her fway. But who the coming...
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A Collection of Poems, Volume 1

Robert Dodsley - English poetry - 1766
...' From bard to bard the frigid caution crept, .'it -.' * •• !. 'Till declamation roar'd, while paffion flept. Yet ftill did Virtue deign the ftage...to tread, Philofophy remain'd, though Nature fled. > : ..'. 1. But forc'd at length her ancient reign to quit, She faw great Fauftus lay the ghoft of...
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Miscellaneous and Fugitive Pieces, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1774
...frigid Caution crept Till Declamation foar'd, while Paffion flept. Yet ftill did Virtue deign the Stage to tread, Philofophy remain'd, though Nature fled....at length her ancient Reign to quit, She faw great Faujlus lay the Ghoft of Wit ; Exulting Folly hail'd the joyful Day, And Pantomime and Song confirm'd...
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Miscellaneous and Fugitive Pieces, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1774
...Virtue call'd Oblivion to her Aid. Then crufti'd by Rules, and weaken'd as refin'd, For Years the Power of Tragedy declin'd : From Bard to Bard the frigid Caution crept Till Declamation foar'd, while Paffion flept. Yet ftil! did Virtue deign the Stage to tread, Philofophy remaiu'cl, though...
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Miscellaneous and Fugitive Pieces, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1774
...Virtue call'd Oblivion to her Aid. Then crufh'd by Rules, and weaken'd as refin'd, For Years the Power of Tragedy declin'd : From Bard to Bard the frigid Caution crept Till Declamation foar'd, while Paffion flept. Yet ftill did Virtue deign the Stage to tread, Philofophy remain'd, though...
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