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" A great part of the grace of this, I confess, lay in action ; yet can no action ever be gracious, where the decency of the language, and ingenious structure of the scene, arrive not to make up a perfect harmony. "
The Works of John Webster - Page 7
by John Webster, Alexander Dyce - 1830
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The Works of John Webster: With Some Account of the Author, and Notes

John Webster - 1877 - 383 pages
...am so far from praiisiug myself, that I have not given way to divers of my friends, whose uube^ged commendatory verses offered themselves to do me service...perfect harmony. What I have failed of this, you that liave appmved my other works, (when you have read this,) tax me of. For the rest, Nt/n eyo reatoKB...
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Latest literary essays ; The old English dramatists, Volume 8

James Russell Lowell - English literature - 1889 - 461 pages
...put together. In his preface to the "Devil's Law Case" he says: "A great part of the grace of this lay in action ; yet can no action ever be gracious,...the scene arrive not to make up a perfect harmony." The " White Devil, or Vittoria Corombona," produced in 1612, and the " Duchess of Malfi," in 1616,...
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The Old English Dramatists

James Russell Lowell, Charles Eliot Norton - English drama - 1892 - 132 pages
...together. In his preface to " The Devil's Law-Case " he says : " A great part of the grace of this lay in action ; yet can no action ever be gracious,...the scene arrive not to make up a perfect harmony." " The White Devil, or Vittoria Corombona," produced in 1612, and the " Duchess of Main," in 1616, are...
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Latest Literary Essays and Addresses: Old English Dramatists

James Russell Lowell - English drama - 1892 - 322 pages
...together. In his preface to " The Devil's Law-Case " he says : " A great part of the grace of this lay in action ; yet can no action ever be gracious,...the scene arrive not to make up a perfect harmony." "The White Devil, or Vittoria Corombona," produced in 1612, and the " Duchess of Main," in 1616, are...
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The Writings of James Russell Lowell ...: The old English dramatists. 1892

James Russell Lowell - 1892
...together. In his preface to " The Devil's Law-Case " he says : " A great part of the grace of this lay in action; yet can no action ever be gracious,...the scene arrive not to make up a perfect harmony." " The White Devil, or Vittoria Corombona," produced in 1612, and the " Duchess of Malfi," in 1616,...
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The Works of James Russell Lowell, Volume 11

James Russell Lowell - American literature - 1892
...put together. In his preface to " The Devil's Law-Case " he says: " A great part of the grace of this lay in action; yet can no action ever be gracious,...ingenious structure of the scene arrive not to make \\p a perfect harmony." "The White Devil, or Vittoria Corombona," produced in 1612, and the "Duchess...
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The Dramatic Works of John Webster: The devil's law case. Appius and ...

John Webster - 1897
...present them with the most excellent music, it would delight them no more, than auriculas citliarce collecta sorde dolentes. I will not further insist...(when you have read this,) tax me of. For the rest, Nan ego v&ntosce plebis suffragia venor. THE ACTOES' NAMES. ROMKLIO, a Merchant. CONTARINO, a Nobleman....
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The Dictionary of National Biography

Sir Leslie Stephen - Great Britain - 1899
...' No I action,'hewrote in the preface to'The Devil's Law Case," ' can ever be gracious where the 1 decency of the language and ingenious structure of...scene arrive not to make up a ! perfect harmony.' It is proof of his high poetic spirit that he was capable of illumi] nating scenes of the most repellent...
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Latest literary essays. The old English dramatists

James Russell Lowell, Charles Eliot Norton - 1904
...put together. In his preface to the "Devil's Law Case" he says: "A great part of the grace of this lay in action ; yet can no action ever be gracious,...the scene arrive not to make up a perfect harmony." The " White Devil, or Vittoria Corombona," produced in 1612, and the " Duchess of Malfi," in 1616,...
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Themes and Conventions of Elizabethan Tragedy

M. C. Bradbrook - Drama - 1980 - 270 pages
...but, because the only true unit of an Elizabethan play was poetic, it fails, as Webster acknowledges: A great part of the grace of this (I confess) lay in the Action: yet can no action ever be gracious, where the decency of the Language and ingenious structure...
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