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" We have not reprinted the Sonnets, &c. of Shakspeare, because the strongest act of parliament that could be framed would fail to compel readers into their service... "
The General Biographical Dictionary: Containing an Historical and Critical ... - Page 387
by Alexander Chalmers - 1816
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Poems & Pericles

William Shakespeare - 1905
...1793, he justified his continued exclusion of the sonnets from Shakespeare's works on the ground that the < strongest Act of Parliament that could be framed would fail to compel readers into their service V The sonnets figured in Thorpe's text, revised by Malone, in the latter's edition of Shakespeare's...
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Shakespeares Venus and Adonis: being a reproduction in facsimile of the ...

William Shakespeare - English drama (Tragedy) - 1905 - 75 pages
...793, he justified his continued exclusion of the sonnets from Shakespeare's works on the ground that the < strongest Act of Parliament that could be framed would fail to compel readers into their service V The sonnets figured in Thorpe's text, revised by Malone, in the latter's edition of Shakespeare's...
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A Life of William Shakespeare

Sir Sidney Lee - 1905 - 495 pages
...well as temper, and excluded from his edition Shakespeare's sonnets and poems, because, he wrote, ' the strongest Act of Parliament that could be framed would fail to compel readers into their service.'1 The second edition of Johnson and Steevens's version appeared in ten volumes in 1778. The...
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Shakespeare and his critics

Charles Frederick Johnson - Drama - 1909 - 386 pages
...the following extraordinary statement : We have not reprinted the Sonnets, etc., of Shakespeare, because the strongest act of Parliament that could...framed would fail to compel readers into their service, notwithstanding these miscellaneous poems have derived every possible advantage from the literature...
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A New Variorum Edition of Shakespeare: The tragedie of Cymbeline. 1913

William Shakespeare - 1913
...not be far wrong on the present occasion, we cannot but remember that he it was that asserted that the 'strongest act of Parliament that 'could be framed would fail to compel' us to read the Sonnets. STAUNTON called it 'pitiful mummery,' and there is many another uncomplimentary...
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The Sonnets of Shakespeare: From the Quarto of 1609, with Variorum Readings ...

William Shakespeare - 1916 - 542 pages
...Advertisement to his 1793 edition of Sh., where he defended his omission of the Sonnets and observed that "the strongest Act of Parliament that could be framed...would fail to compel readers Into their service." ED.] * This flippant insensibility was publicly reprehended by Mr. Coleridge in a course of Lectures...
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The Mirror and the Lamp: Romantic Theory and the Critical Tradition

Meyer Howard Abrams - Social Science - 1971 - 406 pages
...were ignored or contemned by his critics. Steevens' comment is notorious, that 'the strongest acts of Parliament that could be framed, would fail to compel readers into their service.' The growth of interest in the sonnets is synchronous with the development of the biographical bias...
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William Shakespeare: The Critical Heritage, Volume 6

Brian Vickers - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 650 pages
...ready to take that step, announcing in the preface that he has not reprinted 'the Sonnets, &c .... because the strongest act of Parliament that could be framed would fail to compel readers into their service'(No. 303). His objections were directed not only against Shakespeare's practice but against...
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Edmond Malone, Shakespearean Scholar: A Literary Biography

Peter Martin - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 298 pages
...edition in 1793, he remarked quarrelsomely : We have not reprinted the Sonnets, &c. of Shakspeare, because the strongest act of Parliament that could...framed, would fail to compel readers into their service; notwithstanding these miscellaneous Poems have derived every possible advantage from the literature...
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Textual Practice, Issue 1

Various, Professor Alan Sinfield - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 210 pages
...Shakespeare, Steevens advertises his disgust: We have not reprinted the Sonnets etc. of Shakespeare, because the strongest act of Parliament that could...framed, would fail to compel readers into their service . . . From Steevens's perspective, Malone, in editing the 1609 quarto, was publishing to the world...
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