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" Fiction cannot move so much, but that the attention may be easily transferred ; and though it must be allowed that pleasing melancholy be sometimes interrupted by unwelcome levity, yet let it be considered likewise, that melancholy is often not pleasing,... "
The Plays of William Shakspeare: With the Corrections and Illustrations of ... - Page 257
by William Shakespeare, George Steevens, Isaac Reed, Samuel Johnson - 1803
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Mr. Johnson's Preface to His Edition of Shakespear's Plays

Samuel Johnson - 1765 - 72 pages
...yet let it be confidered likewife, that melancholy is often not pleafing, and that the difturbance of one man may be the relief of another ; that different...variety. The players, who in their edition divided our authour's works into comedies, hiftories, and tragedies, feem not to have diftinguifhed the three kinds,...
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The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal, Volume 33

Ralph Griffiths, G. E. Griffiths - English imprints - 1765
...yet let it be confidered likewife, that melancholy is often not pleafing, and that the diilurbaoce of one man may be the relief of another ; that different...upon the whole, all pleafure confifts in variety.' We do not feel the force of this reafoning ; though we think the critics have condemned this kind of...
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Annual Register, Volume 8

Edmund Burke - History - 1766
...yet let it be con˝dered likewife, that melancholy is often notpleńúng, and that the diiturbance of one man may be the relief of another ; that different...habitudes ; and that, upon the whole, all pleafure cor.fi Its in variety. The players, who in their editions divided our author's works into comedies,...
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The plays of William Shakespeare, with the corrections and illustr. of ...

William Shakespeare - 1768
...yet let it be confidered likewife, that melancholy is often not pleating, and that the difturbance of one man may be the relief of another; that different...variety. The players, who in their edition divided our authour's works into comedies, hiftories, and tragedies, {eem not to have diftinguifhed the three kinds,...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: Prefaces. Tempest. Two gentlemen of Verona ...

William Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson, George Steevens - Drama - 1773
...yet let it be confidered likewife, that melancholy is often not pleafing, and that the difturbance of one man .may be the relief of another; that different...to have diftinguifhed the three kinds, by any very exaft or definite ideas. An action which ended happily to the principal perfons, however ferious or...
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Miscellaneous and fugitive pieces, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1774
...yet let it be confidered likewife, that Melancholy is often not pleafing, and that the Difturbance Ľof one Man may be the Relief of another ; that...Variety. The Players, who in their Edition divided our Authour's Works into Comedies, Hiftories, and Tragedies, feem not to have diftinguifhed the three Kinds...
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Miscellaneous and fugitive pieces [chiefly of Johnson, ed. by T. Davies].

Samuel Johnson - 1774
...yet let it be confidered likewife, that Melancholy is often not pleating, and that the Diflurbance of one Man may be the Relief of another ; that different...Habitudes ; and that, upon the Whole, all Pleafure confifls in Variety. The Players, who in their Edition divided our Authour's Works into Comedies, Hiftories,...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare in Ten Volumes: Prefaces. The tempest. The ...

William Shakespeare - 1778 - 630 pages
...considered likewife, that melancholy is often not pleafing, and that the difturbance of one man maybe the relief of another; that different auditors have...habitudes; and that, upon the whole, all pleafure confiits in variety. . The players, who in their edition divided our author's works into comedies,...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The Adventurer. Philological tracts

Samuel Johnson, Sir John Hawkins - English literature - 1787
...be confidered likewife, that melancholy is ofien not pleafing, and that the difturbance of one m~n may be the relief of another; that different auditors have different habitudes ; and that, imon the whole, all pleafure confifts in variety. The players, who in their edition divided our author's...
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Dramatic Writings of Will. Shakespeare

William Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson, John Bell, George Steevens - 1788
...yet let it be considered likewise, that melancholy is often not pleasing, and that the disturbance of one man may be the relief of another ; that different...different habitudes ; and that, upon the whole,' all pleasure consists in variety. The players, who in their edition divided our author's works into comedies,...
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