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" Time is, of all modes of existence, most obsequious to the imagination ; a lapse of years is as easily conceived as a passage of hours. In contemplation we easily contract the time of real actions, and therefore willingly permit it to be contracted when... "
The works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With An essay on his life and genius - Page 154
by Samuel Johnson - 1810
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Mr. Johnson's Preface to His Edition of Shakespear's Plays

Samuel Johnson - 1765 - 72 pages
...imagination ; a lapfe of years is as eafily conceived as a paflage of hours. In contemplation we eafijy contract: the time of real actions, and therefore...willingly permit it to be contracted when •we only fee their imitation. It will be aflced, how the drama moves, if it is not credited. It is credited...
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The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal, Volume 33

Ralph Griffiths, G. E. Griffiths - English imprints - 1765
...lapfe of years is •es eafily conceived ^ss a paffage of hours. In contemplation w* «jfily contrail the time of real actions, and therefore willingly •permit it to be contracted when .we only fee their imitation.' In this argument, however, as in almoftall his other reafbninj on the fubjefl,...
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Annual Register, Volume 8

Edmund Burke - History - 1766
...to be contrafted when we only fee their imitation. •• ' It will be alked, how the drama move?, if it is not credited. It is credited with all the credit due to a «Jraraa. It is credited, whenever it moves, as ajult piciure ofareal original ; as reprefenting to...
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The plays of William Shakespeare, with the corrections and illustr. of ...

William Shakespeare - 1768
...imagination; a lapfe of years is as cafriy conceived as a paflage of hours. In contemplation we eafily contract the time of real actions, and therefore willingly permit it to be contracted when we only fee their imitation. It will be afked, how the drama moves, if it is not credited. It is credited with...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: Prefaces. Tempest. Two gentlemen of Verona ...

William Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson, George Steevens - Drama - 1773
...imagination; a lapfe of years is as eafily conceived as a pafiage of hours. In contemplation we eafily contract the time of real actions, and therefore willingly permit it to be contracted when we only fee their imitation. It will be alked, how the drama moves, if it is not credited. It is credited with...
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Miscellaneous and fugitive pieces, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1774
...Imagination ; a Lapfe of Years is as eafily conceived as a Paflage of Hours. In Contemplation we eafily contract the Time of real Actions, and therefore willingly permit it to be contracted when we only fee their Imitat- . tion. It will be afked, how the Drama moves,, if it isnot credited. It is credited,...
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Miscellaneous and fugitive pieces [chiefly of Johnson, ed. by T. Davies].

Samuel Johnson - 1774
...of Years is as eafily conceived as a Paffage of Hours. In Contemplation we eafily contract th«Time of real Actions, and therefore willingly permit it to be contracted when we only fee their Imitafction. It will be afked, how the Drama moves, if it is not credited. It is credited,...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare in Ten Volumes: Prefaces. The tempest. The ...

William Shakespeare - 1778 - 630 pages
...imagination; a lapfe of years is aS\\ eafily conceived as a paffage of hours. In contem- \\ plation we eafily contract the time of real actions, and therefore willingly permit it to bo contrafted when we only fee their imitation, It will be afked, how the drama moves, if it is not...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The Adventurer. Philological tracts

Samuel Johnson, Sir John Hawkins - English literature - 1787
...imagination ; a lapfc of years is as eufily conceived as a pallage of hours. In contemplation we eafily contract the time of real actions, and therefore willingly permit it to be contracted when we only fee their imitation. It will be afked, how the drama moves, if it is not credited. It is credited with...
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Dramatic Writings of Will. Shakespeare

William Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson, John Bell, George Steevens - 1788
...it, that nothing nothing but time can be supposed to intervene ? Time is, of all modes of existence, most obsequious to the imagination ; a lapse of years...as a passage of hours. In contemplation we easily contracl the time of real aftions, and therefore willingly permit it to be contracted when we only...
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