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" Its whole power is upon the affections ; for it is not written with much comprehension of thought, or elegance of expression. But if the heart is interested, many other beauties may be wanting, yet not be missed. "
The General Biographical Dictionary:: Containing an Historical and Critical ... - Page 422
by Alexander Chalmers - 1815
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Biographia Dramatica: Names of dramas: M-Z. Latin plays by English authors ...

David Erskine Baker - Actors - 1812
...observes, " it is onę " of the few pieces that keep " possession of the stage, and hag pleased for almost a century, through all the vicissitudes of dramatic...comprehension of thought, or ' elegance of expression. But if ' the heart is interested, many ' other beauties may be wanting, ' yet not be missed." Voltaire,...
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The General Biographical Dictionary, Volume 23

Alexander Chalmers - Biography - 1815
...availing himself of the clamour about the popish plot, and artfully applying the dissentions of Marius and Scylla to the factious in the reign of Charles...appear too obscure for application, and were they otherwise, cannot now be felt. The " Soldier's Fortune," and its second part " The Atheist," produced...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 9

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1816
...the vicissitudes of dramatick fashion. Of this play nothing new can easily be said. It is a domestick tragedy drawn from middle life. Its whole power is...comprehension of thought, or elegance of expression. But if the heart is interested, many other beauties may be wanting, yet not be missed. The same year...
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The works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 6

Samuel Johnson - 1818
...the vicissitudes of dramatick fashion. Of this play nothing new can easily be said. It is a domestick tragedy drawn from middle life. Its whole power is...comprehension of thought, or elegance of expression. But if the heart is interested, many other beauties may be wanting, yet not be missed. The same year...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - English literature - 1820
...that keep possession of the stage, and has pleased for almost, a century, through all the vicissitude of dramatic fashion. Of this play nothing new can...comprehension of thought, or elegance of expression. But if the heart is interested, many other beauties may be wanting, yet not be missed. The same year...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - 1820
...vicissitudes of dramatick fashion. Of this play nothing new can easily be said. It is a domesticfc ' tragedy drawn from middle life. Its whole power is...comprehension of thought, or elegance of expression. But if the heart is interested, many other beauties may be wanting, yet not be missed. The same year...
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The lives of the English poets

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - Authors, English - 1823
...the vicissitudes of dramatick fashion. Of this play nothing new can easily be said. It is a domestick tragedy drawn from middle life. Its whole power is...comprehension of thought, or elegance of expression. But if the heart is interested, many other beauties may be wanting, yet not be missed. The same year...
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The works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 5

Samuel Johnson - 1824
...conceived forcibly, and drew originally, by consulting nature in his own breast. vicissitudes of drarnatick fashion. Of this play nothing new can easily be said....comprehension of thought, or elegance of expression. But if the heart is interested, many other beauties may be wanting, yet not be missed. The same year...
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The British drama; a collection of the most esteemed tragedies ..., Volume 1

British drama - 1824
...fashion. Of this play, nothing new can easily be said. It is a domestic tragedy, ilrawn from mlddlp life :— its whole power is upon the affections ;...comprehension of thought, or elegance of expression. But, if the heart is interested, many other beauties may be wanting, yet not be misted." DRAMATIS PERSONS....
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With Murphy's Essay, Volume 3

Samuel Johnson - 1825
...the vicissitudes of dramatick fashion. Of this play nothing new can easily be said. It is a domestick tragedy drawn from middle life. Its whole power is...comprehension of thought, or elegance of expression. But if the heart is interested, many other beauties may be wanting, yet not be missed. The same year...
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