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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 ... - Pągina xx
editat per - 1817
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Select Essays of Dr. Johnson, Volum 1

Samuel Johnson - 1889 - 259 pągines
...repentance."—Johnson's Works, vii. 293. " It is acknowledged with universal conviction that the perusal of Congreve's works will make no man better ; and that their ultimate...relax those obligations by which life ought to be regulated."—/i.viii. 28. away life under the pressures of poverty, or in the restlessness of suspense,...
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Johnson's Lives of the Poets: A Selection

Samuel Johnson - 1890
...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,2 and the dispute was protracted through ten years ; but at last Comedy...
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Lives of the English Poets: Smith-Savage

Samuel Johnson - 1905
...and tendency of his plays must always be condemned 4. 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 5. 1 In 1698 Congreve published Amendments upon Mr. Collier's False and Imperfect Citations, &c. ;...
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English Prose (1137-1890)

John Matthews Manly - 1909 - 544 pągines
...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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English Prose and Poetry (1137-1892)

John Matthews Manly - 1916 - 792 pągines
...and tendency of his plays must always be condemned. It is acknowledged, with universal conviction, he was kind, or, if severe in aught, 205 The love...to learning was in fault; The village all declared 1 one who in 1689 refused to swear allegiance to William and Mary as king and queen 2 Tom D'Urfey,...
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English Prose and Poetry (1137-1892).

John Matthews Manly - 1916 - 792 pągines
...and tendency of his plays must always be condemned. It is acknowledged, with universal conviction, 1 one who in 1689 refused to swear allegiance to William and Mary as king and queen * Tom D'Urfey,...
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Doctor Johnson: A Study in Eighteenth Century Humanism

Percy Hazen Houston - 1923 - 280 pągines
...their evident lack of moral standards and forgetting their infinite wit which he has just praised, for "their ultimate effect is to represent pleasure in...obligations by which life ought to be regulated." * His comment on a certain type of mind is interesting: "Of the mind that can trade in corruption,...
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The Way of the World

William Congreve - 1965 - 136 pągines
...tenour 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 regulated."16 Yet even Johnson reflected: "Among all the efforts of early genius which literary history...
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Sex and the Gender Revolution, Volume 1: Heterosexuality and the Third ...

Randolph Trumbach - 1998 - 528 pągines
...markedly declined. By 1781, Johnson could remark that it was "acknowledged with universal conviction that the perusal of his works will make no man better;...relax those obligations by which life ought to be regulated."11 Congreve and his school had been slowly displaced during the generation before 1750 and...
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The Cambridge Companion to English Restoration Theatre

DEBORAH PAYNE - 2000 - 294 pągines
...Johnson declares that "it is acknowledged with universal conviction that the perusal of [Congreve's] works will make no man better; and that their ultimate effect is to represent pleasure in alliance with vice."8 The difference between "pleas[ing] upon the stage" and the "universal conviction" that Congreve's...
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