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The Works of Alexander Pope: Letters - Page 309
by Alexander Pope, William Warburton (Bp. of Gloucester) - 1757
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The Works of Shakespear: In Six Volumes, Volume 1

William Shakespeare, Sir Thomas Hanmer, Alexander Pope, Nicholas Rowe - 1745
...appearance no other aim in his writings than to procure a fubfiftence, directed his endeavours folely to hit the tafte and humour that then prevailed. The Audience was generally comppfed of the meaner fort of people; and therefore the Images of Life were to be drawn from thofe...
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The Works of Shakespear in Eight Volumes: The Genuine Text (collated with ...

William Shakespeare - 1747
...appearance? no other aim in his writings than to procure a fubfiftence, directed his endeavours folely to hit the tafte and humour that then prevailed. The...Author's only but almoft all the old Comedies have their Scene among Tradesmen and Mecbanicks : And even their Hiftorical Plays ftridtly follow the common Old...
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The Works of Shakespear: In Eight Volumes, Volume 1

William Shakespeare, Alexander Pope - 1747
...appearance no other aim in his writings than to procure a fubfiftence, directed his endeavours Iblely to hit the tafte and humour that then prevailed. The...Author's only but almoft all the old Comedies have their Scene among Tradesmen and Mecbanicks : And even their Hiftorical Plays ftrictly follow the common Old...
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The Works of Shakespear: In Eight Volumes, Volume 1

William Shakespeare, Alexander Pope - 1747
...appearance no other aim in his writings than to procure a fubfiftence, diredted his endeavours folely to hit the tafte and humour that then prevailed. The Audience was generally compoied of the meaner .fort of people ; and therefore the" Images of Life were to be drawn from thofe...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq. ...: Miscellaneous pieces in verse and prose

Alexander Pope, William Warburton - 1751
...appearance no other aim in his writings than to procure a fubfiftence, ciire&ed his endeavours folely to hit the tafte and humour that then prevailed. The...only, but* almoft all the old comedies have their fcene among Tradefmen and Mecbanicks : And even their hiftorical plays ftriclly follow the common eld...
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The Works of Alexander Pope Esq, Volume 6

Alexander Pope, William Warburton (Bp. of Gloucester) - English literature - 1751
...appearance no other aim in his writings than to procure a fubfiftence, directed his endeavours folely to hit the tafte and humour that then prevailed. The...author's only, but almoft all the old comedies have their fcene among Tradefmen and Mecbanick's : And even their hiftorical plays ftrictly follow the common...
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The Works of Alexander Pope: Esq., with His Last Corrections, Additions, and ...

Alexander Pope, William Warburton - 1751
...appearance no other aim in his writings than to procure a fubfiftence, directed his endeavours folely to hit the tafte and humour that then prevailed. The...people ; and therefore the images of life were to he drawn from thofe of their own rank : accordingly we find, that not our author's only, but almoft...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: Miscellaneous pieces in verse and prose

Alexander Pope - 1752
...appearance no other aim in his writings than to procure a fubliftence, directed his endeavours folely to hit the tafte and humour that then prevailed. The audience was generally competed of die meaner fort of people ; and therefore the images of life were to be drawn from thofe...
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The works of Alexander Pope. With his last corrections, additions, and ...

Alexander Pope - 1754
...fubfiftence, direfted his endeavours felely to hit the taile and humour that then prevailed. The ,<u*dieAce was generally compofed of the meaner fort of people...author's only, but almoft all the old comedies have their fcene among Tradefmen and Mecbtuick s : And even their hUlorieal plays ftriftly follow the common .tldjlories...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: In Nine Volumes Complete, with ..., Volume 6

Alexander Pope, William Warburton (Bp. of Gloucester) - English poetry - 1760
...appearance no other aim in his writing?;, than to procure a fubfiftence, directed his endeavours folely to hit the tafte and humour that then prevailed. The...generally compofed of the meaner fort of people; and therePREFACE TO. THE fore the images of life were to be drawn from thofe of their own rant : accordingly...
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