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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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Johnson on Shakespeare: Essays and Notes

Samuel Johnson - 1908 - 206 pages
...successful, when he engages his characters in reciprocations of smartness and contests of sarcasm ; their jests 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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Readings in English Prose of the Eighteenth Century

Raymond Macdonald Alden - English prose literature - 1911 - 724 pages
...successful when he engages his characters in reciprocations of smartness and contests of sarcasm. Their jests are commonly gross, and their pleasantry licentious;...from his clowns by any appearance of refined manners. Whether he represented the real conversation of his tune is not easy to determine; the reign of Elizabeth...
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Readings in English Prose of the Eighteenth Century

Raymond Macdonald Alden - English prose literature - 1911 - 724 pages
...successful when he engages his characters in reciprocations of smartness and contests of sarcasm. Their jests 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 Harvard Classics, Volume 39

Charles William Eliot - Literature - 1909
...successful, when he engages his characters in reciprocations of smartness and contests of sarcasm; their jests 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 Elisabeth...
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Johnson on Shakespeare

Samuel Johnson - 1908 - 208 pages
...smartness and contests of sarcasm ; their jests are commonly gross, and their pleasantry licentious ; i/ neither his gentlemen nor his ladies have much delicacy,...from his clowns by any appearance of refined manners. Whether he , . jrepresented the real conversation of his time is not easy to Determine ; the reign...
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Literary Criticism, Pope to Croce

Gay Wilson Allen, Harry Hayden Clark - Literary Criticism - 1962 - 659 pages
...successful when he engages his characters in reciprocations of smartness and contests of sarcasm. Their jests 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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Neo-Classical Dramatic Criticism 1560-1770

Thora Burnley Jones, Bernard De Bear Nicol - Drama - 1976 - 188 pages
...historical sense; he is a 'violator of chronology'. Fourthly, he ignores the principle of social decorum. 'Neither his gentlemen nor his ladies have much delicacy,...his clowns by any appearance of refined manners.' Fifthly, in tragedy he labours overmuch and achieves only 'tumour, meanness, tediousness and obscurity'....
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William Shakespeare: The Critical Heritage, Volume 5

Brian Vickers - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 568 pages
...smartness and contests of sarcasm; their jests are commonly gross, and their pleasantry licentious;3 neither his gentlemen nor his ladies have much delicacy,...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 Cambridge Companion to Samuel Johnson

Brian Friel, Philip Davis, Catherine Neal Parke, Howard David Weinbrot, Paul J. Korshin, Eithne Henson, Robert DeMaria, Robert Folkenflik, Clement Hawes, Fred Parker, Philip Smallwood, Michael Felix Suarez, John Wilshire, Thomas Keymer, Steven Lynn - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 266 pages
...it. In tragedy, Shakespeare works against the grain of his natural disposition, and it is then that "his performance seems constantly to be worse, as his labour is more" (pp. 71-73). But again the point is made by reference to how an ordinary reader of the tragic scenes...
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