Le public et les hommes de lettres en Angleterre au dix-huitième siècle, 1660-1744: (Dryden--Addison--Pope)

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Hachette et cie, 1897 - English literature - 624 pages

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Page 318 - Robb'd of his sprightly beams, she wept the night, Till the Spectator rose, and blaz'd as bright. So the first man the sun's first setting view'd, And sigh'd, till circling day his joys renew'd ; Yet doubtful how that second sun to name, Whether a bright successor, or the same.
Page 114 - Playhouse for diverse years, and received for his share and a quarter, three or four hundred pounds, communibus annis; but though he received the moneys, we received not the playes, not one in a yeare. After which, the House being burnt, the Company, in building another, contracted great debts, so that the shares fell much short of what they were formerly. Thereupon, Mr Dryden complaining to the Company of his want of...
Page 121 - Britain was a plentiful and perpetual emporium of learned authors ; and men went thither as to a market. This drew to the place a mighty trade ; the rather because the shops were spacious, and the learned gladly resorted to them, where they seldom failed to meet with agreeable conversation. And the booksellers themselves were knowing and conversible men, with whom, for the sake of bookish knowledge, the greatest wits were pleased to converse.
Page 321 - He has indeed rescued it out of the hands of pedants, and fools, and discovered the true method of making it amiable and lovely to all mankind.
Page 492 - The Stage Condemn'd, and The Encouragement given to the Immoralities and Profaneness of the Theatre, by the English Schools, Universities and Pulpits, Censur'd. King Charles I. Sundays Mask and Declaration for Sports and Pastimes on the Sabbath, largely Related and Animadverted upon. The Arguments of all the Authors that have Writ in Defence of the Stage against Mr, Collier, Considered.
Page 22 - The wretch at summing up his misspent days Found nothing left, but poverty and praise; Of all his gains by verse he could not save Enough to purchase flannel and a grave...
Page 320 - It would have been a jest sometime since, for a man to have asserted that anything witty could be said in praise of a married state ; or that devotion and virtue were any way necessary to the character of a fine gentleman. Bickerstaff...
Page 115 - Oedipus, and given it to the Duke's Company, contrary to his said agreement, his promise, and all gratitude, to the great prejudice and almost undoing of the Company, they being the only poets remaining to us. Mr Crowne, being under the like agreement with the Duke's House, writt a play called the Destruction of Jerusalem...
Page 493 - Imprinted at London by Robert Barker, Printer to the Kings most Excellent Maiestie. Anno Dom. 1611.
Page 321 - Lastly, his writings have set all our wits and men of letters upon a new way of thinking, of which they had little or no notion before; and though we cannot yet say that any of them have come up to the beauties of the original, I think we may venture to affirm, that every one of them writes a.nd thinks much more justly than they did some time since.

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