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" In comedies the greatest skill is this, rightly to touch All things to the quick ; and eke to frame each person so, That by his common talk you may his nature rightly know : A roister ought not preach, that were too strange to hear, But as from virtue... "
Elizabethan Drama, 1558-1642: A History of the Drama in England from the ... - Page 113
by Felix Emmanuel Schelling - 1908
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A Select Collection of Old English Plays, Volume 4

Robert Dodsley, William Carew Hazlitt - English drama - 1874
...pardon craves : his pen that shall amend. And yet (worshipful audience) thus much I dare avouch, In comedies the greatest skill is this, rightly to touch...by his common talk you may his nature rightly know : A roister ought not preach, that were too strange to hear, But as from virtue he doth swerve, so...
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CHARACTERISTICS OF ENGLISH POETS FROM CHAUCER TO SHIRLEY

WILLIAM MINTO - 1874
...starts in his prologue with very sound principles for the composition of comedy :— " In Comedies'the greatest skill is this, rightly to touch All things...by his common talk you may his nature rightly know : A Roister ought not to preach, that were too strange to hear, But as from virtue he doth swerve,...
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Characteristics of English poets from Chaucer to Shirley

William Minto - 1874
...starts in his prologue with very sound principles for the composition of comedy : — " In Comedies'the greatest skill is this, rightly to touch All things...by his common talk you may his nature rightly know : A Roister ought not to preach, that were too strange to hear, But as from virtue he doth swerve,...
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Characteristics of English Poets, from Chaucer to Shirley

William Minto - English poetry - 1885 - 382 pages
...Edwards starts in his prologue with very sound principles for the composition of comedy : — " In Comedies the greatest skill is this, rightly to touch...by his common talk you may his nature rightly know : A Roister ought not to preach, that were too strange to hear, But as from virtue he doth swerve,...
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Characteristics of English poets, from Chaucer to Shirley

William Minto - English poetry - 1885 - 382 pages
...Edwards starts in his prologue with very sound principles for the composition of comedy : — " In Comedies the greatest skill is this, rightly to touch All things to the ijuick, and eke to frame ea":h person so, That by his common talk you may his nature rightly know :...
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Studien über die stofflichen Beziehungen der englischen Komödie zur ...

Levin Ludwig Schücking - Comparative literature - 1901 - 109 pages
...Blutvergiessen einst gethan (vgl. Ward aaO, I, S. 252), besprochen werden, ganz wiederzugeben : In comedies the greatest skill is this, rightly to touch...the quick, and eke to frame each person so, That by bis common talk you may his nature rightly know. A roister ought not preach, that were too stränge...
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The Complete Works of John Lyly, Volume 2

John Lyly, Richard Warwick Bond - Drama - 1902
...Grim the collier, Gronno the hangman, and Stephano the confidential servant of the two friends. In comedies the greatest skill is this, rightly to touch...by his common talk you may his nature rightly know : A roister ought not preach, that were too strange to hear, But as from virtue he doth swerve, so...
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JOHN LILY

JOHN DOVER WILSON - 1905
...better than in his own words: "In comedies the greatest skyll is this, lightly to touch All thynges to the quick; and eke to frame each person so That by his common talke, you may his nature rightly know." To touch lightly and yet with penetration, to reveal character...
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The floating island

Ernest Godfrey Hoffsten - Drama - 1908 - 31 pages
...be found. In Edward's "Damon and Pythias," the prologue contains the following noteworthy lines: "In comedies the greatest skill is this, rightly to touch...his common talk you may his nature rightly know." 1 Considering the early date, 1565, of the presentation of this play, this allusion becomes more interesting....
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The Floating Island

Ernest Godfrey Hoffsten - English drama - 1908 - 31 pages
...found. In Edward's "Damon and Pythias," the prologue contains the following noteworthy lines: ' 'In comedies the greatest skill is this, rightly to touch...That by his common talk you may his nature rightly know."1 Considering the early date, 1565, of the presentation of this play, this allusion becomes more...
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