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" Whether our English audience have been pleased hitherto with, acorns, as he calls it, or with bread, is the next question ; that is, whether the means which Shakspeare and Fletcher have used in their plays to raise those passions before named, be better... "
The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: With Critical Observations on ... - Page 208
by Samuel Johnson - 1783
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Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets, Volume 3

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...people ; but the poet's bufi" nefs is certainly to pleafe the au•" dience. ' ' •! • . '.J >' *( Whether our Englifh audience have '* been pleafed...* queftion ; that is, whether the means " which Shakefpeare and Fletcher have " ufed in their plays to raife thofe paf*/ fi.ons before named, be better...
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and ..., Volume 61

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1772
...the means • *e which ",which Shakefpeare and **-;ufed'irr- their plays to raife thofe.paf" fions before named, -be better applied <* to the ends by the Greek poets than ^ bjrritpm. And perhaps we fha.U not ** grant hini this wholly .: let it be that a writer is not to...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...Athenians were a more judicious people ; but " the poet's bufinefs is certainly to pleafe the audience. " Whether our Englifh audience have been pleafed " hitherto...to the ends by the Greek poets than by them. " And perhaps we fhall not grant him this wholly : " let it be granted that a writer is not to run dowq "...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The lives of the most eminent English poets

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - English literature - 1787
...Athenians were a more judicious people ; but '' the poet's bufinefs is certainly to pleafe the audience. " Whether our Englifh audience have been pleafed " hitherto...Fletcher have ufed in their •' plays to raife thofe paflions before named, be better " applied to the ends by the Greek poets than by them. " And perhaps...
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The works of the English poets. With prefaces, biographical and ..., Volume 2

English poets - 1790
...bufinefs' is " certainly to pkafe the audience. " Whe<* Whether our Englifh audience hare been. <t pleafed hitherto with acorns, as he calls it* " or...raife "• thofe paffions before named, be better ap" plied to the ends by the Greek poets than by " them. And perhaps we mall not grant him. *' this...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson.LL.D..: The lives of the English poets

Samuel Johnson - 1792
...Athenians were a more judicious people ; but the " poet's bufmefs is certainly to pleafe the audience. " Whether our Englifh audience have been pleafed " hitherto..." to raife thofe paffions before named, be better ap" plied to the ends by the Greek poets than by them ? " And perhaps we fhall not grant him this wholly:...
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The Lives of the English Poets: and a Criticism of Their Work

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1795 - 536 pages
...Athenians were " a more judicious people; but the poet's bu" finefs is certainly to pleafe the audience. " Whether our Englifh audience have been " pleafed hitherto...with acorns, as he calls it, " or with bread, is the nextqueftion ; that is, lc whether the means which Shakefpeare and •c Fletcher have ufed in their...
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Lives

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1800
...whether the K means which Shakespeare and Fletcher ha\' used in their plays to raise " those passions before named, be better applied to the ends by the Greek " poets than by them. And perhaps we shall not grant him this wholly : let "it be granted that a writer is not to run down with...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden, Now First ...

John Dryden - 1800
...poet's business is certainly to please the audience. Whether our English audience have been pleased hitherto with acorns, as he calls it, or with bread, is the next question ; that is, whether the means which Shakspcarc and Fletcher have used in their plays to raise...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden ..., Volume 1, Part 2

John Dryden - 1800 - 596 pages
...poet's business is certainly to please the audience. Whether our English audience have been pleased hitherto with, acorns, as he calls it, or with bread, is the next question ; that is, whether the means which Shakspeare and Fletcher have used in their plays to raise...
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