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" In his comic scenes he is seldom very successful when he engages his characters in reciprocations of smartness and contests of sarcasm; their jests are commonly gross and their pleasantry licentious; neither his gentlemen nor his ladies have much delicacy,... "
Poems, with illustrative remarks [ed. by W.C. Oulton]. To which is prefixed ... - Page xxvii
by William Shakespeare - 1804
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Mr. Johnson's Preface to His Edition of Shakespear's Plays

Samuel Johnson - 1765 - 72 pages
...reciprocations of fmartnefs and conteft of farcafm ; their jefts are commonly grofs, and their pleafantry licentious ; neither his gentlemen nor his ladies have much delicacy, nor are fufficiently diftinguifhed from his clowns by any appearance of refined manners. Whether he reprefented...
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The plays of William Shakespeare, with the corrections and illustr ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1768
...reciprocations of fmartnefs and contelt of farcafm.j their jefls are commonly grofs, and their pleafantry licentious; neither his gentlemen nor his ladies have much delicacy, nor are fufficiently diftinguilhed from his clowns by any appearance of refined manners. Whether he reprefented...
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Miscellaneous and Fugitive Pieces, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1774
...Reciprocations of Smartnels, aud Contefts of Sarcafm ; their Jefts are commonly grofs, and their Pleafantry licentious ; neither his Gentlemen nor his Ladies have much Delicacy, nor are fufficiently diftinguifhed from his Clowns by any Appearance of refined Manners. Whether he reprefented...
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Miscellaneous and Fugitive Pieces, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1774
...Reciprocations of Smartnefs, aud Contefts of Sarcafm ; their Jefts are commonly grofs, and their Pleafantry licentious ; neither his Gentlemen nor his Ladies have much Delicacy, nor are fufficiently diftinguifhed from his Clowns by any Appearance of refined Manners. Whether he reprefented...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare in Ten Volumes: Prefaces. The tempest. The ...

William Shakespeare - 1778
...reciprocations of fmartnefs and contefts of farcafm-, their jefts are commonly grofs, and their pleafantry licentious; neither his gentlemen nor his ladies have much delicacy, nor are fufficiently diftinguifhed from his clowns by any appearance of refined manners. Whether he reprefented...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The Adventurer. Philological tracts

Samuel Johnson, Sir John Hawkins - English literature - 1787
...reciprocations of fmartnefs and contefts of farcafm ; their jefts are commonly grofs, and their pleafantry licentious ; neither his gentlemen nor his ladies have much delicacy, nor are fufliciently diftinguifhed from his clowns by any appearance of refined manners. Whether he reprefented...
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The Dramatick Writings of Will. Shakspere: With the Notes of All ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1788
...when he engages his characters in reciprocations of smartness and contests of sarcasm ; theirjests are Commonly gross, and their pleasantry licentious...from his clowns by any appearance of refined manners. Whether he represented the real conversation of his time is not easy to determine; the reign .of Elizabeth...
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The Plays of William Shakspeare: In Fifteen Volumes. With the ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - English drama - 1793
...reciprocations of fmartnefs and contefts of farcafm ; their jefts are commonly grofs, and their pleafantry licentious ; neither his gentlemen nor his ladies have much delicacy, nor are fufficiently diftinguifhed from his clowns by any appearance of refined manners. Whether he reprefented...
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The Plays of William Shakspeare. ....

William Shakespeare - 1800
...reciprocations of fmartnefs and contelts of farcafm; their jefts are commonly grofs, and their pleafantry licentious ; neither his gentlemen nor his ladies have much delicacy, nor are fufficiently diftinguifh-. ed from his clowns by any appearance of refined manners. Whether he reprefented...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson - Biography - 1801
...reciprocations of fmartnefs and contefts of farcafm ; their jefts are commonly grofs, and their pleafantry licentious; neither his gentlemen nor his ladies have much delicacy, nor are fufficiently diftinguilhed from his clowns by any appearance of refined manners. Whether he reprefented...
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