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" Congreve was not tenable : whatever glosses he might use for the defence or palliation of single passages, the general tenour and tendency of his plays must always be condemned. It is acknowledged, with universal conviction, that the perusal of his works... "
The Tatler; corrected from the originals, with a preface, historical and ... - PÓgina xx
editat per - 1817
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With an Essay on His Life and ..., Volum 2

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1843
...and tendency of his plays must always be condemned. It is acknowledged, with universal conviction, re the accent of a human voice. ALMER═A. It was thy fear, or else some transi ••rli'ct is to represent pleasure in alliance with vice, and to relax those obligations by which...
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The poets of Yorkshire, commenced by W.C. Newsam; complete and publ. by J ...

William Cartwright Newsam - 1845
...on the Stage : and we have the testimony of Dr. Johnson to the fact, that the perusal of Congreve's works will make no man better ; and that their ultimate...those obligations by which life ought to be regulated — a sad estimate of the labours of a literary life ! The same high authority, however, says, " if...
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The history of Kington, by a member of the Mechanics institute of Kington [R ...

Richard Parry (of Kington.) - 1845 - 80 pÓgines
...decline, when Nero himself became a buffoon and a comedian. Dr. Johnson says, "The effect of plays is to represent pleasure in alliance with vice —...obligations by which life ought to be regulated." The great Sir Matthew Hale was an extraordinary proficient at school, and for some time at Oxford ;...
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A History of England in the Lives of Englishmen, Volum 4

George Godfrey Cunningham - 1853
...and tendency of his plays must always be condemned. It is acknowledged, with universal conviction, that the perusal of his works will make no man better...those obligations by which life ought to be regulated. The stage found other advocates, and the dispute was protracted through ten years : but at last comedy...
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Lives of the most eminent English poets, with critical observations ..., Volum 2

Samuel Johnson - 1854
...and tendency of his plays must always be condemned. It is acknowledged, with universal conviction, that the perusal of his works will make no man better...those obligations by which life ought to be regulated. The stage found other advocates, and the dispute was protracted through ten years : but at last Comedy...
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Johnson's Lives of the British poets completed by W. Hazlitt, Volum 3

Samuel Johnson - 1854
...and tendency of his plays must always be condemned. It is acknowledged, with universal conviction, that the perusal of his works will make no man better...relax those obligations by which life ought to be regulatedl The stage found other advocates,. and the dispute was protracted through ten years ; but...
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The British Essayists: With Prefaces, Historical and Biographical, Volum 20

Alexander Chalmers - 1855
...master of common life, or as editing the laws of manners. It has seldom succeeded even in correcting what is amiss, although by flattering the depraved...Verulam, ' came home to men's business and bosoms,' Johnson's Life of Congreve. a most extensive field lay before them, for the cultivation of which little...
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The English Nation; Or, A History of England in the Lives of Englishmen, Volum 3

George Godfrey Cunningham - 1863
...and tendency of his plays must always be condemned. It is acknowledged, with universal conviction, that the perusal of his works will make no man better...those obligations by which life ought to be regulated. The stage found other advocates, god die dispute was protracted through ten years : but at last comedy...
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The Life and Times of the Rev. Samuel Wesley, M.A.: Rector of Epworth and ...

Luke Tyerman - 1866 - 472 pÓgines
...drab of the lowest kind ; William Congreve, " the ultimate effect of whose plays," says Dr Johnson, " is to represent pleasure in alliance with vice, and to relax those obli-* gations by whkh life ought to be regulated )" Lord Bolingbroke, whom Johnson designated " a...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to ..., Volum 1

James Boswell - 1887
...293. He quotes Congreve, and of Congreve he says : ' It is acknowledged, with universal conviction, that the perusal of his works will make no man better...obligations by which life ought to be regulated.' 1b. viii. 28. He would not quote Dr. Clarke, much as he admired him, because he was not sound upon...
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