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The Plays of William Shakespeare in Ten Volumes: Prefaces. The tempest. The ... - Page 40
by William Shakespeare - 1778
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The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal, Volume 33

Ralph Griffiths, G. E. Griffiths - English imprints - 1765
...profit. When his plays had been acted, bis hope was at an end ; he follicited no addition of honour fronj the reader. He therefore made no fcruple to repeat...perplexity, which may be at leaft forgiven him, by fhofe who recollect, that of Congreve's four comedies, two are concluded by a marriage in a mafk, by...
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Mr. Johnson's Preface to His Edition of Shakespear's Plays

Samuel Johnson - 1765 - 72 pages
...worthy of pofterity, that he levied any ideal tribute upon future times, or had any further profpecl, than of prefent popularity and prefent profit. When his plays had been a&ed, his hope was at an end ; he folicited no addition of honour from the reader. He therefore made...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: Prefaces. Tempest. Two gentlemen of Verona ...

William Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson, George Steevens - Drama - 1773
...worthy of pofterity, that he levied any ideal tribute upon future times, or had any further profpeft, than of prefent popularity and prefent profit. When his plays had been adlsd, his hope was at an end -, he foliated no addition of honour from the reader. He therefore made...
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Miscellaneous and fugitive pieces [chiefly of Johnson, ed. by T. Davies].

Samuel Johnson - 1774
...he foiicited no Addition of Honour from the Reader. He therefore made no Scruple to repeat the feme Jefts in many Dialogues, or to entangle different...which' may be at leaft forgiven him, by thofe who recdlectj? that of Congreve's four Comedies, two are concluded by a Marriage in a Mafic, by a Deception,...
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Miscellaneous and fugitive pieces, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1774
...Hope was at an End ; he folicited no Addition of Honour from the Reader. He therefore made no Scruple to repeat the fame Jefts in many Dialogues, or to...different Plots by the fame Knot of Perplexity, which maybe at leaft forgiven him, by thofewho recollect, that of Congreve's four Comedies, two are concluded...
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Miscellaneous and Fugitive Pieces, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson, Thomas Davies - 1774
...worthy of Poftefity, that he levied any kleai Tribute upon future Times, 01 had an\ further Profped than of prefent Popularity and prefent Profit. When his Plays had been aded his Hope was at an End ; he folicited no Addition of Honour from the Reader. He therefore made...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The Adventurer. Philological tracts

Samuel Johnson, Sir John Hawkins - English literature - 1787
...worthy of pofterity, that he levied any ideal tribute upon future times, or had any further proipect, than of prefent popularity and prefent profit. When...reader, He therefore made no fcruple to repeat the lame jefts in many dialogues, or to entangle different plots by the lame knot of perplexity, which...
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Dramatic Writings of Will. Shakespeare

William Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson, John Bell, George Steevens - 1788
...ideal tribute upon future times, or had any further prospect, than of present popularity and present profit. When his plays had been acted, his hope was at an end ; he solicited no addition of honour from the reader. He therefore made no scruple to repeat the same jests...
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Elegant extracts: or, Useful and entertaining passages in prose, selected ...

Vicesimus Knox - Literary Criticism - 1790 - 1019 pages
...any further profpcel, than of prefent popularity and preftrnt profit. When his plays had been afted, his hope was at an end ; he folicited no addition...reader. He therefore made no fcruple to repeat the fame jells in many dialogues, or to entangle différent plots by the lame knot of perplexity ; which may...
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The Plays of William Shakspeare: In Fifteen Volumes. With the ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1793
...worthy of pofterity, that he levied any ideal tribute upon future times, or had any further profpect, than of prefent popularity and prefent profit. When his plays had been aded, his hope was at an end ; he Solicited no addition of honour from the reader. He therefore made...
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