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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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Elegant extracts: or, Useful and entertaining passages in prose, selected ...

Vicesimus Knox - Literary Criticism - 1790 - 1019 pages
...yet let it be confidered likewife, that melancholy is often not pleafing, and that the diilurbance of one man may be the relief of another ; that different...habitudes; and that, upon the whole, all pleafure confiils in variety. The players, who in their edition divided our author's works into comedies, hirtories,...
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Dodsley's Annual Register

Edmund Burke - History - 1793
...melancholy is often not pleafing, and that the disturbance of «me man may be the relief of another j that different auditors have different habitudes ; and that, upon the whole, all pleamre conflits in variety. The players, who in their editions divided our author's works into comedies,...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Passages in Prose: Selected ...

1797 - 1120 pages
...1 it be cor.iî.lercd likcwifo, that melanchuly is often not plcafmi,', and tlut the diAurbance Ot one man may be the relief of another ; that different auditors have différent habitudes; and that, upon the whole, all pleafure confilb in variety. The players, who in...
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The Plays of William Shakspeare...

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1800
...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...to have diftinguifhed the three kinds, by any very exaft or definite ideas. An aftion which ended happily to the principal perfons, however ferious or...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.: D.

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1801
...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 auditors nave different habitudes ; and that, upon the whole, all plcafure confifts in variety. The players,...
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Annual Register, Volume 8

History - 1802
...that the diiliirbnce of one man mjy be the relief of another; that different auditots have Jiff. Tint habitudes; and that, upon the whole, all pleafure confifts in variety. The players, who in their editions divided our author's works into comedies, hiftorifs, and tragedies, fcem- not to have diflinguifhed...
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The plays of William Shakespeare: accurately printed from the text ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1803
...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 edition1 divided our 1 First printed in one...
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The Dramatick Works of William Shakespeare: Printed Complete, with Dr ...

William Shakespeare, David Francis, Edmund Munroe, Nicholas Rowe - Drama - 1802
...yet let it be confidered likewife, that melan^ choly is often not pleafing, and that the disturbance of one man may be the relief of another ; that different...habitudes ; and that! upon the, whole, all pleafure conlifts in variety. The players, who in their edition divided our author's works into comedies, hiftories,...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1806
...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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The Plays of William Shakespeare: With Notes of Various Commentators, Volume 1

William Shakespeare, Manley Wood - 1806
...that different auditor* have 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, histories, and tragedies, geem not to have distinguished the three kinds by any very exact or definite...
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