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" Metastasio and his efi'eminate heroes. He substituted dramatic for melodic poetry ; manly passions for enervate affections ; ideas for sounds. He wished to effect upon his contemporaries that revolution which his own soul had undergone ; he wished to... "
Italy, past and present - Page 289
by Antonio Carlo Napoleone Gallenga - 1846
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The Foreign quarterly review [ed. by J.G. Cochrane].

John George Cochrane - History - 1841
...first verses were dictated by indignation. He felt that, of all branches of literature, the theatre has the most immediate effect on the illiterate mass of...to see them thinking, willing, striving, resisting. but was deterred and distracted by the eccentric flights of that sovereign fancy. The day of Shakspeare...
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The Foreign Quarterly Review, Volumes 26-27

Literary Criticism - 1841
...drove from it Metastasio and his effeminate heroes. He substituted dramatic for melodic poetry, man ly passions for enervate affections, ideas for sounds....actuated by such feelings, the mere form was nothing. He had no models before him but Corneille and Racine, to which he added a very imperfect all moving,...
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The Foreign Quarterly Review, Volume 27

English literature - 1841
...affections, ideas for sounds. He wished to effect upon his contemporaries that revolution which his own styil had undergone, he wished to rouse them, to wake...to see them thinking, willing, striving, resisting. but was deterred and distracted by the eccentric flights of that sovereign fnncy. The day of Shakspeare...
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Italy past and present, by L. Mariotti

Antonio Carlo N. Gallenga - 1848
...illiterate mass of the people. He invaded the stage. He drove from it Metastasio and his efleminate heroes. He substituted dramatic for melodic poetry...by such feelings, the mere form was nothing. It was onlv at the age of twentynine, that, tormented by that disease of noble minds, fame, and grounding...
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The Ridpath Library of Universal Literature ...: A Biographical ..., Volume 1

John Clark Ridpath - Literature - 1898
...wished to effect upon his contemporaries that revolution which his own soul had undergone. He wished to wake them from their long lethargy of servitude;...see them thinking, willing, striving, resisting." The dedications to some of Alfieri's tragedies are quite as notable as anything in the dramas themselves....
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