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The complete works of William Shakspeare, with notes by the most emiinent ... - Page xxxiii
by William Shakespeare - 1838
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Dramatic Writings of Will. Shakespeare

William Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson, John Bell, George Steevens - 1788
...chaos of mingled purposes and casualties; the ancient poets, according to the laws which custom had prescribed, selected some the crimes of men, and some...known by the names of tragedy and comedy, compositions compositions intended to promote different ends by contrary means, and considered as so little allied,...
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Dodsley's Annual Register

Edmund Burke - History - 1793
...lighter occurrences : fome the terrors of diftrefs, and fome the gaieties of profperity. Thus rofe the two modes of imitation, known by the names of...intended to promote different ends by contrary means, and confidered at fo little allied, that I do not recollect among the Greeks or Romans a fingle writer...
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The plays of William Shakespeare: accurately printed from the text ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1803
...chaos of mingled purposes and casualties, the ancient poets, according to the laws which custom had prescribed, selected some the crimes of men, and some...occurrences ; some the terrors of distress, and some the gayeties of prosperity. Thus rose the two modes of imitation, known by the names of tragedy and comedy,...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1806
...Custom had prescribed, selected some the crimes of men, and some their absurdities; some the momentuous vicissitudes of life, and some the lighter occurrences...as so little allied, that I do not recollect among the Greeks or Romans a single writer who attempted both. Shakespeare has united the powers of exciting...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: With Notes of Various Commentators, Volume 1

William Shakespeare, Manley Wood - 1806
...vicissitudes of life, and some the lighter occurt rences ; some the terrors of distress, and some the gayeties of prosperity. Thus rose the two modes of imitation,...as so little allied, that I do not recollect among the Greeks or Romans a single writer who attempted both. Shakspeare lias united the powers of exciting...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - History - 1809
...chaos of mingled purposes and casualties, the ancient poets, according to the laws which custom had prescribed, selected some the crimes of men, and some...as so little allied, that I do not recollect among the Greeks or Romans a single writer who attempted both. Shakspeare has united the powers of exciting...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: With the Corrections and ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare, Joseph Dennie, Isaac Reed, Samuel Johnson, George Steevens - Drama - 1809
...chaos of mingled purposes and casualties, the ancient poets, according to the laws which custom had prescribed, selected some the crimes of men, and some...occurrences; some the terrors of distress, and some the gayeties of prosperity. Thus rose the two modes of imitation, known by the names of tragedy and comedy,...
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The plays of William Shakspeare, with the corrections and illustr. of ...

William Shakespeare - 1809
...chaos of mingled purposes and casualties, the ancient poets, according to the laws which custom had prescribed, selected some the crimes of men, and some...occurrences; some the terrors of distress, and some the gayeties of prosperity. Thus rose the two modes of imitation, known by the names of tragedy and comedy,...
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The Works of William Shakespeare, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1810
...chaos of mingled purposes and casualties, the ancient poets, according to the laws which custom had prescribed, selected some the crimes of men, and some...occurrences ; some the terrors of distress, and some th.e gak3* VOL. i. ties of prosperity. Thus rose the two modes of imitation, known by the names of tragedy...
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The works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With An essay on his life and ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...chaos of mingled purposes and casualties the ancient poets, according .t;o the laws which custom had prescribed, selected some the crimes of men, and some...life, and .s'ome the lighter occurrences; some the terrours of distress, and some the gayeties of prosperity.- Thus ;rose the two modes of imitation,...
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