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" And by ill-imitating would excel,) Might hence presume the whole Creation's day To change in scenes, and show it in a play. "
Biographia Dramatica: Names of the dramas: M-Z. Latin plays by English ... - Page 283
by David Erskine Baker, Stephen Jones - 1812
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Paradise lost: With notes, selected from Newton and others, to ..., Volumes 1-2

John Milton, Samuel Johnson - 1796
...Jealous I was that some less skilful hand (Such as disquiet always what is well, And by ill imitating would excel) Might hence presume the whole creation's day To change in scenes, and show it in a play. Pardon me, mighty Poet, nor despise My causeless, yet not impious, surmise. But I am now convinc'd,...
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Lives

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1800
...some less skilful hand, (Such as disquiet always what is well, And by ill imitating v/ould eixel,) Might hence presume the whole creation's day, To change in scenes, and show it in a playVol. I. A a Ir * Downet «ayi, it was performed on a very unlucky day, vU. that en which the duke...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected in Eighteen Volumes ..., Volume 5

John Dryden - English literature - 1808
...his address to Milton: Or if a work so infinite be spanned, Jealous I was, it-st some less skilful hand. Such as disquiet always what is well. And by...Might hence presume the whole creation's day To change ii scenes, and shew it in a play. The " State of Innocence" seems to have been undertaken by Dryden...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper, Volume 8

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1810
...thus to Milton : « • • Or if a work BO infinite be spann'd, Jealous I was lest some less skilful hand, (Such as disquiet always what is well, And by...To change in scenes, and show it in a play. It is another of his hasty productions ; for the heat of his imagination raised it in a month. This composition...
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The works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With An essay on his life and ..., Volume 9

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...thus to Milton : " Or if a work so infinite be spann'd, " Jealous J was lest some less skilful hand V (Such as disquiet always what is well, " And by ill-imitating...the whole creation's day " To change in scenes, and shew it in a play." Jt is another of his hasty productions ; for the heat of his imagination raised...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Volume 9

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - History - 1811
...writes thus to Milton : " Or if a work so infinite be spann'3, Jealous I was lest some less skilful hand (Such as disquiet always what is well, And 'by...hence presume the whole creation's day To change in seenes, and shew it in a play." <t is another of his hasty productions ; for the heat of his imagination...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets; with critical ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1811
...writes ihus to Milton : '' Or if a work so infinite be spann'd, Jealous 1 was lest some less skilful hand (Such as disquiet always what is well, And by ill-imitating would excel,) Aright henee presume the whole creation's day To change in scenes, and shew it in a play." ii is another...
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Names of dramas: M-Z. Latin plays by English authors. Oratorios. Appendix to ...

David Erskine Baker, Isaac Reed, Stephen Jones - English drama - 1812 - 478 pages
...undoubtedly great beauties, and is very highly commended by Nathaniel " Jealous I was that some less skilful hand " (Such as disquiet always what is well, " And...ill-imitating would excel) " Might hence presume the yvhole creation's day " To change in scenes, and show it in a play." . It is one of Dryden's hasty...
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Biographia dramatica: or, A companion to the playhouse: containing ..., Volume 3

David Erskine Baker, Isaac Reed, Stephen Jones - English drama - 1812
...writes thus to Milton : ?' Or if a work so infinite he spann'd, " Jealous I was that some less skilful hand " (Such as disquiet always what is well, " And by ill-imitating would excclj " Might bence presume the whole creation's day " To change in scene?, and show it in a play."...
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The works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 9

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - English literature - 1816
...writes thus to Milton : " Or if a work so infinite be spann'd, " Jealous I was lest some less skilful hand " (Such as disquiet always what is well, " And...the whole creation's day " To change in scenes, and shew it in a play." It is another of his hasty productions ; for the heat of his imagination raised...
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