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" ... his disposition, as Rhymer has remarked, led him to comedy. In tragedy he often writes with great appearance of toil and study, what is written at last with little felicity ; but in his comick scenes, he seems to produce without labour, what no labour... "
Annual Register - Page 305
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Mr. Johnson's Preface to His Edition of Shakespear's Plays

Samuel Johnson - 1765 - 72 pages
...great appearance of toil and ftudy, what is written at laft with little felicity ; but in his comick fcenes, he feems to produce without labour, what no...he is always ftruggling after fome occafion to be comick, but in comedy he feems to repofe, or to luxuriate, as in a mode of thinking congenial to his...
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The plays of William Shakespeare, with the corrections and illustr. of ...

William Shakespeare - 1768
...great appearance of toil and ftudy,'' what is written at laft with little felicity; but in his comick fcenes he feems to produce without labour, what no...he is always ftruggling after fome occafion to be comick, but in comedy be fcrrjs!to,repofe, or to luxuriate, as in a mode of thinking congenial to...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: Prefaces. Tempest. Two gentlemen of Verona ...

William Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson, George Steevens - Drama - 1773
...great appearance of toil and ftudy, what is written at lad with little felicity j but in his comick fcenes, he feems to produce without labour, what no...he is always ftruggling after fome occafion to be comick, but in comedy he feems to repofe, or to luxuriate, as in a mode of thinking congenial to his...
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Miscellaneous and fugitive pieces [chiefly of Johnson, ed. by T. Davies].

Samuel Johnson - 1774
...of Toil and Study, what is written at laft with little Felicity ; but in his comic Scenes he ieems to produce without Labour, what no Labour can improve. In Tragedy he is always ftruggling after fotne Occafion to be comick ; but in Comedy he feems to repofe, or to luxuriate, as in a Mode of Thinking...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare in Ten Volumes: Prefaces. The tempest. The ...

William Shakespeare - 1778
...great appearance of toil and ftudy, what is written at laft with little felicity ; 1 but in his comick fcenes, he feems to produce without labour, what no labour can improve. In tragedy he i> always Itruggling after fome occafion to be comick, but in comedy he feems to repofe, or to luxuriate,...
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Prose on Several Occasions;: Accompanied with Some Pieces in Verse, Volume 2

George Colman - 1787
...great appearance^ of toll and Jiudy, what is written at laji with little facility ; but in his comick fcenes, he feems to produce without labour, what no...he is always ftruggling after fome occafion to be comick, but in Comedy he feems to repofe, or to luxuriate, as in a mode of thinking congenial to his...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The Adventurer. Philological tracts

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - English literature - 1787
...appearance of toil and iiudy, what is written at laft with little felicity ; but, in his comick lcer.es, he feems to produce, without labour, what no labour...improve. In tragedy he is always ftruggling after fomeoccafion to be corruck ; but in comedy he feems to repofe, or to luxuriate, as in a mode of thinking...
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Dramatic Writings of Will. Shakespeare

William Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson, John Bell, George Steevens - 1788
...toil and study, what is written at last with little felicity j but in his coraick scenes, he seems to. produce, without labour, what no labour can improve. In tragedy he is always struggling after some occasion to becomick; but in comedy he seems to repose, pr to luxuriate, as in...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Passages in Prose, Selected ...

Vicesimus Knox - English prose literature - 1790 - 1019 pages
...comedy. In tragedy he often writes, with great appearance of toil and Itudy, what is written at lail with little felicity ; but in his comic fcenes, he...improve. In tragedy he is always ftruggling after fome cccafion to be comic ; but in comedy he feems to repofe, or to luxuriate, as in a mode of thinking...
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The Plays of William Shakspeare: In Fifteen Volumes. With the ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1793
...great appearance of toil and lludy, what is written at laft with little felicity ; but in his comick fcenes, he feems to produce without labour, what no...improve. In tragedy he is always ftruggling after fome occaflon to be comick, but in comedy he feems to repofe, or to luxuriate, as in a mode of thinking...
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