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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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The Lives of the English Poets: cowley. Denham. Milton. Butler. Rochester ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1858
...1680. This is one of the few plays that keep possession of the stage, and has pleased for almost :i 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 BRITISH DRAMA: VCOLLECTION OF TRAGEDIES, COMEDIES, OPERAS, AND FARCES IN ...

1859
...inconsistency.* Dr. Johnson observes,—" This is one of the few pieces that 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 mav be wanting, yet not be missed." CASTALIO,...
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A Manual of English Literature: A Text Book for Schools and Colleges

John Seely Hart - English literature - 1872 - 636 pages
...century, through all the vicissitudes of domestic I'ushion. Of this play nothing new call easily bo said. It is a domestic tragedy drawn from middle life....comprehension of thought or elegance of expression. But, if the heart ie interested, many other beauties may be wanting, yet nut bo misaetl. " A tragedy...
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English Language and Literary Criticism: English poetry

James Baldwin - English language - 1882
...popular. Of the former, Dr. Johnson remarks: " This is one of the few pieces that 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 tragedy of...
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1639-1729

Charles Wells Moulton - American literature - 1910
...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.— JOHNSON,...
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