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The Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text of the ... - Page 137
by William Shakespeare - 1805
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Doubtful plays: Titus Andronicus. Pericles. The two noble kinsmen. Plays ...

William Shakespeare - 1867
...every reader rejoices at his fall." What, lastly, shall we say to the bow-wow about Cymbeline ?— " To remark the folly of the fiction, the absurdity...the confusion of the names and manners of different tunes, and the impossibility of the events in any system of life, were to waste criticism upon unresisting...
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Studies of Shakspere

Charles Knight - 1868 - 560 pages
...what Dr. Johnson says, in a tone of criticism which belongs as much to the age as to the man, about " the folly of the fiction, the absurdity of the conduct,...impossibility of the events in any system of life." When Johnson wrote this, he reposed upon an implicit belief in his own canons of criticism — the...
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The complete works of Shakspere, with a memoir, and essay, by ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1870
...sentiments, some natural dialogues, and some pleasing scenes ; but they are obtained at the expense of much incongruity. To remark the folly of the fiction,...evident for detection, and too gross for aggravation." Poor great moralist ! obtuse wise man ! ignorant Doctor of Laws ! For thee Imogen, that purest, that...
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A New Variorum Edition of Shakespeare: The tragedie of Cymbeline. 1913

William Shakespeare - 1913
...sentiments, some natural dialogues, and some pleasing scenes, but they are obtained at the expense of much incongruity. 'To remark the folly of the fiction,...evident for detection, and too gross for aggravation.' Time was when my youthful eyes were dazzled by the charms of Imogen, that my only comment on this note...
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THE DRAMATIC WORKS AND POEMS OF WILLIAM SHAKSPEARE, WITH NOTES, ORIGINAL AND ...

SAMUEL WELLER SINGER - 1871
...sentiments, some natural dialogues, and some pleasing scenes, but they are obtained at the expense u an ^imes, and the impossibility of the events in any system rf life, were to waste criticism upon unresisting...
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The Shakespeare Key: Unlocking the Treasures of His Style, Elucidating the ...

Charles Cowden Clarke, Mary Cowden Clarke - 1879 - 810 pages
...much incongruity. To remark the folly of the fiction, the absurdity of the conduct, the confusion of names and manners of different times, and the impossibility...were to waste criticism upon unresisting imbecility (! ! IH, upon faults too evident for detection and too gross for aggravation." To our thinking, on...
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The Methodist Review, Volume 33; Volume 41; Volume 63

Methodist Church - 1881
...sentiments, some natural dialogues, and some pleasing scenes ; but they are obtained at the expense of much incongruity. To remark the folly of the fiction,...evident for detection, and too gross for aggravation." Such criticism as this, it is clear, can never disclose the truth or power of poetry. As well try to...
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Shakespeare's Tragedy of Cymbeline

William Shakespeare - Britons - 1881 - 231 pages
...sentiments, some natural dialogues, and some pleasing scenes, but they are obtained at the expense of much incongruity. To remark the folly of the fiction,...evident for detection, and too gross for aggravation." ADDENDA. THE " TIME-ANALYSIS " OF THE PLAY. — We give below the summingup of Mr. PA Daniel's " time-analysis...
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Works: With Glossarial Notes and a Sketch of His Life, Volume 7

William Shakespeare - 1882
...obtained at the expense of much incongruity. To remark the folly of the fiction, the absurdity of me conduct, the confusion of the names and manners of...of life, were to waste criticism upon unresisting imbecilky, upon faults too evident for detection, and too gross for aggravation. JOHNSON. SONG, IUNG...
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Oeuvres complčtes, Volume 4

Stendhal - 1883
...Johnson, vol. VIII, p. 473, dit : « This play bas many just senti« ments, some natural dialogues, and some pleasing scenes, but they are « obtained at...the absurdity of the conduct, the confusion of the liāmes, « and manners of different times, and the impossibility of the events in » any systenx>f...
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