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" He carries his persons indifferently through right and wrong, and at the close dismisses them without further care, and leaves their examples to operate by chance. This fault the barbarity of his age cannot extenuate, for it is always a writer's duty... "
Miscellaneous and fugitive pieces - Page 107
1774
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The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal, Volume 33

Ralph Griffiths, G. E. Griffiths - English imprints - 1765
...the wicked ; he carries his perfons indifferently through right and wrong, and at the clofe difmifTes them without further care, and leaves their examples to operate by chance. This fault ttv- barbarity of his age cannot extenuate; for it is always a writer's duty to make the world better,...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: Prefaces. Tempest. Two gentlemen of Verona ...

William Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson, George Steevens - Drama - 1773
...the wicked; he carries his perfons indifferently through right and wrong, and at the clofe difmifies them without further care, and leaves their examples...is always a writer's duty to make the world better, andjufticeis a virtue independent on time or place. • . < The plots are often fo loofely formed,...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare in Ten Volumes: Prefaces. The tempest. The ...

William Shakespeare - 1778
...wicked; he carries his perfons indifferently through right and wrong, and at .the. clofe difmiffes them without further care, and leaves their examples...the barbarity of his age cannot extenuate; for it is a] ways a writer's duty to make the world better, and juftice is a virtue in* dependent on time or...
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The Beauties of Johnson: Consisting of Maxims and Observations ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1782 - 228 pages
...author who facrifices virtue to convenience, and feems to write without any moral purpofe, even ihe barbarity of his age cannot extenuate; for it is always...better, and juftice is a virtue independant on time and place. Ditto, p. i9 & 20. It is feldom that authors rife much above the ftandard of their own age....
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The Adventurer. Philological tracts

Samuel Johnson, Sir John Hawkins - English literature - 1787
...the wicked ; he carries his perfons indifferently through right and wrong, and at the clofe difmiffes them without further care, and leaves their examples...to make the world better, and juftice is a virtue independent on time or place. The plots are often fo loofely formed, that a very flight confideration...
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Dramatic Writings of Will. Shakespeare

William Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson, John Bell, George Steevens - 1788
...the wicked ; he carries his persons indifferently through right and wrong, and at the close dismisses them without further care, and leaves their examples...cannot extenuate; for it is always a writer's duty to to ir.ake the world better, and justice is a virtue independent on time or place. The plots are often...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Passages in Prose, Selected ...

Vicesimus Knox - English prose literature - 1790 - 1019 pages
...the wicked ; he carries his perfons indifferently through right and wrong, and at the clofe difmiiTcs them without further care, and leaves their examples...always a writer's duty to make the world better, and ju (Vice is a virtue independent on time or place. The plots are often fo loofely formed, that a very...
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The Plays of William Shakspeare: In Fifteen Volumes. With the ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1793
...the wicked; he carries his perfons indifferently through right and wrong, and at the clofe difmilTes them without further care, and leaves their examples...to make the world better, and juftice is a virtue independent on time or place. The plots are often fo loofely formed, that a very flight confideration...
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The Plays of William Shakspeare...

William Shakespeare - 1800
...wrong, and at the clofe diftnifies them without further care, and leaves their examples to operdte by chance-. This fault the barbarity of his age cannot...always a writer's duty to make the world better, and jultice is a virtue independent on time or place. The plots are often fo loofely formed, that a very...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.: D.

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1801
...probation of the wicked ; he carries his perfons indifferently through right and wrong, and at the dole difmifles them without further care, and leaves their...to make the world better, and juftice is a virtue inde- t pendent on time or place. The plots are often fo loofely formed, that a very •ffight confideration...
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