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" Shakespeare has united the powers of exciting laughter and sorrow not only in one mind but in one composition. Almost all his plays are divided between serious and ludicrous characters, and, in the successive evolutions of the design, sometimes produce... "
The works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With An essay on his life and genius - Page 141
by Samuel Johnson - 1810
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Annual Register, Volume 8

Edmund Burke - History - 1766
...and comedy ; compofitions intended to promote different ends by contrary means, and confidered as fo little allied, that I do not recollect among the Greeks or Romans a (ingle writer who attempted both. Shakefpeare has united the powers of exciting laughter and forrow,...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: Prefaces. Tempest. Two gentlemen of Verona ...

William Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson, George Steevens - Drama - 1773
...and comedy, compofitions intended to promote different ends by contrary means, and confidered as fo little allied, that I do not recollect among the Greeks or Romans a fingle writer who attempted both. Shakefpeare has united the powers of exciting laughter and forrow...
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Miscellaneous and Fugitive Pieces, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson, Thomas Davies - 1774
...that I do not recolledl among the Greeks or Romans a fingle Writer who attempted both. Shakefpeare has united the Powers of exciting Laughter and Sorrow, not only in one Mind, but in one Compofition. Almoft all his Plays are divided between ferious and ludricous Characters ; and, in the...
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Miscellaneous and fugitive pieces, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1774
...and Comedy, Compofitions intended to promote different Ends by contrary Means, and confidered as fo little allied, that I do not recollect among the Greeks or Romans a fingle Writer who attempted both. Sbakefpeare has united the Powers of exciting Laughter and Sorrow,...
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Miscellaneous and fugitive pieces [chiefly of Johnson, ed. by T. Davies].

Samuel Johnson - 1774
...and Comedy, Compofitions intended to promote different Ends by contrary Means, and confidered as fo little allied, that I do not recollect among the Greeks or Romans a fingle Writer who attempted both. Shakefpeare has united the Powers of exciting Laughter and Sorrow,...
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Dramatic Writings of Will. Shakespeare

William Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson, John Bell, George Steevens - 1788
...prosperity. Thus rose the two modes of imitation, known by the names of tragedy and comedy, compositions compositions intended to promote different ends by...Greeks or Romans, a single writer who attempted both. Shakspere has united the powers of exciting laughter and sorrow, not only in one .mind, but in one...
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Dodsley's Annual Register

Edmund Burke - History - 1793
...diftrefs, and fome the gaieties of profperity. Thus rofe the two modes of imitation, known by the names of tragedy and comedy ; compositions intended to promote different ends by contrary means, and confidered at fo little allied, that I do not recollect among the Greeks or Romans a fingle writer...
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The plays of William Shakespeare: accurately printed from the text ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1803
...distress, and some the gayeties of prosperity. Thus rose the two modes of imitation, known by the names of tragedy and comedy, compositions intended to promote...different ends by contrary means, and considered as solittle allied, that 1 do not recollect among the Greeks or Romans a single writer who attempted both....
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The Plays of William Shakspeare: With the Corrections and ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare, George Steevens, Isaac Reed, Samuel Johnson - 1803
...and comedy, compofitions intended to promote different ends by contrary means, and confidered as fo little allied, that I do not recollect among the Greeks or Romans a .fingle writer who attempted both.8 * From this remark it appears, that Dr. Johnfon was unacquainted...
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Poems, with illustrative remarks [ed. by W.C. Oulton]. To which is prefixed ...

William Shakespeare - 1804
...prosperity. Thus rose the two modes of imitation, tragedy, and comedy, compositions intended to pr6mote different ends, by contrary means, and considered...little allied, that I do not recollect among the Greeks and Romans, a single writer that attempted both. Shakespeare has united the powers of exciting laughter...
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