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" He carries his persons indifferently through right and wrong, and at the close dismisses them without further care, and leaves their examples to operate by chance. This fault the barbarity of his age cannot extenuate, for it is always a writer's duty... "
The Dramatick Works of William Shakespeare: Printed Complete, with Dr ... - Page 36
by William Shakespeare, David Francis, Edmund Munroe, Nicholas Rowe - 1802
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Mr. Johnson's Preface to His Edition of Shakespear's Plays

Samuel Johnson - 1765 - 72 pages
...and wrong, and at the clofe difmifics them without further care, and leaves their examples to operace by chance. This fault the barbarity of his age cannot...to make the world better, and juftice is a virtue independant on time or place. The plots are often fo loofely formed, that a very flight cdnflderation...
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The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal, Volume 33

Ralph Griffiths, G. E. Griffiths - English imprints - 1765
...the wicked ; he carries his perfons indifferently through right and wrong, and at the clofe difmifTes them without further care, and leaves their examples to operate by chance. This fault ttv- barbarity of his age cannot extenuate; for it is always a writer's duty to make the world better,...
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The plays of William Shakespeare, with the corrections and illustr. of ...

William Shakespeare - 1768
...wicked , he carries his perfons indifferently through right and wrong,, and at the clofe difmiffes them without further care,' and leaves their examples...to make the world better, and juftice is a virtue independant on time or place. The plots are often fo loofely formed, that a very flight confideration...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: Prefaces. Tempest. Two gentlemen of Verona ...

William Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson, George Steevens - Drama - 1773
...the wicked; he carries his perfons indifferently through right and wrong, and at the clofe difmifies them without further care, and leaves their examples...is always a writer's duty to make the world better, andjufticeis a virtue independent on time or place. . < The plots are often fo loofely formed,...
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Miscellaneous and fugitive pieces, Volume 2

English literature - 1774
...the Wicked ; he carries his Perfons indifferently through Right and Wrong, and at the Clofe difmifles them without further Care, and leaves their Examples...to make the World better; and Juftice is a Virtue independant on Time or Place. The Plots are often fo loofely formed, that a very flight Confideration...
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Miscellaneous and fugitive pieces [chiefly of Johnson, ed. by T. Davies].

Samuel Johnson - 1774
...the Clofe difmifles them without further Care, and leaves their Examples to operate by Chance. Thi* Fault the Barbarity of his Age cannot extenuate ;...to make the World better; and Juftice is a Virtue independant on Time or Place. The Plots are often fo loofely formed, that a very flight Confideration...
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Miscellaneous and Fugitive Pieces, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson, Thomas Davies - 1774
...extenuate ; for it is always a Writer's Duty to make the World better; and Juftice is a Virtue independant on Time or Place. The Plots are often fo loofely formed, that a very flight Confederation may improve them, and fo carclefsly purfued, that he feems not always fully to...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare in Ten Volumes: Prefaces. The tempest. The ...

William Shakespeare - 1778 - 630 pages
...wicked; he carries his perfons indifferently through right and wrong, and at .the. clofe difmiffes them without further care, and leaves their examples...the barbarity of his age cannot extenuate; for it is a] ways a writer's duty to make the world better, and juftice is a virtue in* dependent on time or...
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The Beauties of Johnson: Consisting of Maxims and Observations ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1782 - 228 pages
...author who facrifices virtue to convenience, and feems to write without any moral purpofe, even ihe barbarity of his age cannot extenuate; for it is always...to make the world better, and juftice is a virtue independant on time and place. Ditto, p. i9 & 20. It is feldom that authors rife much above the ftandard...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The Adventurer. Philological tracts

Samuel Johnson, Sir John Hawkins - English literature - 1787
...the wicked ; he carries his perfons indifferently through right and wrong, and at the clofe difmiffes them without further care, and leaves their examples...The plots are often fo loofely formed, that a very flight confideration may improve them, and fo carelefsly purfued, that he feems not always fully to...
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