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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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British Theatre: Comprising Tragedies, Comedies, Operas, and Farces, from ...

Owen Williams - English drama - 1828 - 908 pages
...be said. It is a domestic tragedy drawn from middle life. Its -whole power is upon the alfcclions; 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." Voltaire, who...
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British Drama: A Collection of the Most Esteemed Tragedies ..., Volume 1

British drama - 1833
...is a domestic tragedy, drawn from middle life ; — its whole power is upon the affections; for ir 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." DRAMATIS PERSONS...
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Lives of the poets. Lives of eminent persons. Political tracts. Philological ...

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1834
...in 1630. This is one of the few plays that keep possession of the stage, and has 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. The same year...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Lives of the poets

Samuel Johnson - 1837
...in 1680. This is one of the few plays that keep possession of the stage, and has pleased for almost m r x : N _| ' _r s z .K _ > 3 /... gg } : f ނ 3@ '{ 0ux ) 2 4A 1 %O \O / But if the heart is interested, many other beauties may be wanting, yet not be missed. The some year...
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Lives of the Most Eminent Literary and Scientific Men of Great Britain, Volume 3

1838
...Orphan, " it is one of the few pieces that keep possession of the stage, and has pleased for almost a century, through all the vicissitudes of dramatic...comprehension of thought, or elegance of expression. But if the heart be interested, many other beauties may be wanting yet not missed." Scarcely was the...
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Works, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1838
...stage, and has pleased for almost a century, through all the vicissitudes of dramatic fashion. Of tins play nothing new can easily be said. It is a domestic...comprehension of thought, or elegance of expression. But if the heart is interested, many oilier beauties may be wanting, yet not be missed. The same year...
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Lives of the English Poets: With Critical Observations on Their Works ; And ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1840 - 502 pages
...in 1080. This is one of the few plays that keep possession of the stage, and has 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 missed. The same year produced...
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New General Biographical Dictionary, Volume 10

Hugh James Rose - Biography - 1848
...the stage, and has pleased for almost a century, through all the vicissitudes of dramatic fashion. It is a domestic tragedy, drawn from middle life....comprehension of thought, or elegance of expression." The Soldier's Fortune, and its second part, The Atheist, produced in 1681 and 1684, were both successful....
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Lives of the most eminent English poets, with critical ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1854
...in 1680. This is one of the few plays that keep possession of the stage, and has 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. The same year...
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Johnson's Lives of the British poets completed by W. Hazlitt, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1854
...in 1680. This is one of the few plays that keep possession of the stage, and has 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. The same year...
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