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Annual Register - Page 234
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The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal, Volume 33

Ralph Griffiths, G. E. Griffiths - English imprints - 1765
...where is the abfurdity of allc ing that fpace to reprefent firft Athens, and-then Sicily, which ./as always known to be neither Sicily nor Athens, but a modern theatre ? ' By fuppodtion, as place is introduced, time may be extended ; the time required by the fable elapfes for...
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Cursory Remarks on Tragedy, on Shakespeare and on Certain French and Italian ...

William Richardson, Edward Taylor - Tragedy - 1774 - 242 pages
...on, mifting the fituation continually : for the critic afks, ** where is the abfurdity of allow" ing that fpace to reprefent firft " Athens, and then Sicily,...Sicily, nor Athens, but a modern '* theatre ? " By a parity of reafoning the abfurd method of writing tragedies in rhimed verfe might be defended, as...
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Cursory Remarks on Tragedy, on Shakespeare and on Certain French and Italian ...

William Richardson, Edward Taylor - Tragedy - 1774 - 242 pages
...on, fhifting the fituation continually : for the critic afks, " where is the abfurdity of allow" ing that fpace to reprefent firft " Athens, and then Sicily, which *' was always known to be neither M Sicily, nor Athens, but a modern '* theatre ? " By a parity of reafoning the abfurd method of writing...
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Miscellaneous and Fugitive Pieces, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson, Thomas Davies - 1774
...Action, and an Action mud be in fome Place ; but the different Actions that complete a Story may be Places very remote from each other ; and where is the Abfurdity of allowing that Space to reprefent firft Athens, and then Sicily, which was always known to be neither Sicily nor Athens,...
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Miscellaneous and fugitive pieces [chiefly of Johnson, ed. by T. Davies].

Samuel Johnson - 1774
...Action, and an Action muft be in fome Place ; but the different Actions that complete a Story may be Places very remote from each other ; and where is the Abfurdity of allowing that Space to reprefent firft Athens, and then Sicily, which was always known to b« neither Sicily nor...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The Adventurer. Philological tracts

Samuel Johnson, Sir John Hawkins - English literature - 1787
...action, and an action muft be in fome place ; but the different actions that complete a ftory may be in places very remote from each other ; and where is...always known to be neither Sicily nor Athens, but a moderate theatre. By fuppofition, as place is introduced, time may be extended ; the time required...
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Dramatic Writings of Will. Shakespeare

William Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson, John Bell, George Steevens - 1788
...very remote from each other; and where is the absurdity of allowing tliat space to represent first Athens, and then Sicily, which was always known to be neither Sicily nor Athens, but a moderate theatre. By supposition, as place is introduced, time may be extended ; the time required...
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Elegant extracts: or, Useful and entertaining passages in prose, selected ...

Vicesimus Knox - Literary Criticism - 1790 - 1019 pages
...and an aflion muit be in fome place; but the different actions that complete a. Логу may be in places very remote from each other ; and where is the abfurdity of allowing that fpace to reprefent firll Athens, and then Sicily, which was always known to be neither Sicily nor Athens, but a modern...
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Dodsley's Annual Register

Edmund Burke - History - 1793
...fome action, and an action mull be in fome place ; but the différent actions that compleat a ftory may be in many places very remote from each other...the abfurdity of allowing that fpace to reprefent firli A t btns, and then Stetfy, which was always known to be neither Sicily nor Atheni, but a moriera...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden ..., Volume 1, Issue 2

John Dryden - 1800
...very remote from each other ; and where is the absurdity of allowing that space to represent first Athens, and then Sicily, which was always known to...neither Sicily nor Athens, but a modern theatre. " By supposition, as place is introduced, time may be extended : the time required by the fable elapses...
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