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" I am greatly struck with the tragedy of Douglas, though it has infinite faults : the author seems to me to have retrieved the true language of the stage, which had been lost for these hundred years ; and there is one scene (between Matilda and the old... "
Biographia Dramatica: Names of the dramas: A-L - Page 171
by David Erskine Baker, Stephen Jones - 1812
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British Theatre: The mourning bride, by Mr. Congreve. 1791. Douglas, by John ...

John Bell - English drama - 1791
...of Douglas, though it has infinite faults: " the author seems to have retrieved the true lan" guage of the stage, which had been lost for these " hundred years; and; there is one scene between Ma" tilda and the old peasant so masterly, that it strikes ' me blind to all the defefls in the world."...
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Bell's British Theatre, Volume 3

John Bell - 1797
...lan"guageofthe stage, which has been lost for these " hundred years j and there is one scene betweenMa" tilda and the old peasant so masterly, that it strikes ' me blind to all the defects in the world." This tragedy abounds in nervous picturesque and pathetic writing ; the chief incidents ai e extracted...
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Bell's British Theatre: Consisting of the Most Esteemed English Plays, Volume 3

John Bell - English drama - 1797
...of Douglas, though it has infinite faults : " the author seems to have retrieved the true lan" guage of the stage, which had been lost for these " hundred years; and there is one scene between Ma" tilda and the old peasant so masterly, that it strikes " me blind to all the defects in the world."...
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The Works of Thomas Gray; Containing His Poems, and Correspondence ..., Volume 1

Thomas Gray - 1807 - 316 pages
...says, " I am * greatly struck with the Tragedy of Douglas, though it has infi" nite faults: The Author seems to me to have retrieved the true " Language...and there is one scene (between Matilda and the old Pea" sant) so masterly, that it strikes me blind to all the defects in the " world." The Ballad, which...
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The American Review of History and Politics, and General ..., Volume 1

Robert Walsh - United States - 1811
...Gray in one of his letters) " has infinite faults; but there is one scene, that between Matil~ " da and the old peasant, so masterly, that it strikes me blind " to all the defects of the piece" These, I apprehend, are the natural impressions of genuine taste in pronouncing on the...
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Biographia Dramatica: Or, A Companion to the Playhouse: Containing ..., Volume 2

David Erskine Baker, Isaac Reed, Stephen Jones - Actors - 1812
...greatly struck with " the tragedy of Douglas, though " it has infinite faults : the author DOW DRA ' seems to me to have retrieved ' the true language...so masterly, that ' it strikes me blind to all the de' fects in the world." To this opinion every reader of taste will readily subscribe. • Dr. Johnson...
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The gamester, by E. Moore. The tragedy of Jane Shore, by N. Rowe. The London ...

James Plumptre - English drama - 1812
...is, " 1 am greatly struck with the " Tragedy of Douglas, though it has infinite faults: The Author '* seems to me to have retrieved the true Language of the stage, " which had been lost for thfse hundred years ; and there is one scene " (belueen Matilda and the Old Peasant) so masterly, that...
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The letters; with important additions and corrections from his own ...

Thomas Gray, John Mitford - 1816
...says, " I am greatly struck with " the Tragedy of Douglas, though it has infinite faults: The author seems to " me to have retrieved the true language...these hundred years; and there is one scene (between Matikia and the old " peasant) so masterly, that it strikes me blind to all the defects in the world."...
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Select Pieces in Verse and Prose, Volume 1

John Bowdler - 1816
...of Douglas' (says Gray, in one of his letters) * has infinite faults ; but there is one scene (that between Matilda and the old peasant) so masterly, that it strikes me blind to all the defects of the piece.' These, I apprehend, are the natural impressions of genuine taste in pronouncing on the...
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The British Prose Writers: Gray's letters

British prose literature - 1821
...with the tragedy of Douglas, though it has infinite faults. The author secms to me to have retricved the true language of the stage, which had been lost...strikes me blind to all the defects in the world." The ballad, which he here applauds, is to be found in Dr. Percy's ReHques of Ancicnt Poetry, a work...
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