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" It is not always very nicely distinguished from tragedy. There is not much nearer approach to unity of action in the tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra than in the history of Richard the Second. "
Annual Register - Page 316
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Mr. Johnson's Preface to His Edition of Shakespear's Plays

Samuel Johnson - 1765 - 72 pages
...action in the tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra, than in the hi (lory of Rubard the Second. But a hiilory might be continued through many plays; as it had no...limits. Through all thefe denominations of the drama, Shake/pear is mode of compofition is the fame ; an interchange of ferioufnefs and merriment, by which...
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The plays of William Shakespeare, with the corrections and illustr. of ...

William Shakespeare - 1768
...Cleopatra, than in the hiftory of Richard lie Second. But a hiftory might be continued through many plays j as it had no plan, it had no limits. Through all thefe denominations of the drama, Sbakefpcaris mode of competition is the fame ; an interchange of ferioufneis and merriment, by which...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: Prefaces. Tempest. Two gentlemen of Verona ...

William Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson, George Steevens - Drama - 1773
...to unity of action in the tragedy of Antony and Ckopatra, than in the hiftory of Richard the Se(ond. But a hiftory might be continued through many plays...denominations of the drama, Shakefpeare's mode of competition is the fame; an interchange of ferioufnefs and merriment, by which the mind is foftened...
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Miscellaneous and fugitive pieces, Volume 2

English literature - 1774
...Unity of Action in the Tragedy of Anthony and Cleopatra , than in the Hiftory of Richard the fecund. But a Hiftory might be continued through many Plays...Mode of Compofition is the fame ; an Interchange of Serioufnefs and Merriment, by which the Mind is foftened at one Time, and exhilarated at another. But...
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Miscellaneous and fugitive pieces [chiefly of Johnson, ed. by T. Davies].

Samuel Johnson - 1774
...Unity of Action in the Tragedy of Anthony and Cleopatra, than in the Hiftory of Richard thefecond. But a Hiftory might be continued through many Plays...Limits. Through all thefe Denominations of the Drama, Sbakefpeare's Mode of Compofition is the fame ; an Interchange of Serioufnefs and Merriment, by which...
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Miscellaneous and Fugitive Pieces, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson, Thomas Davies - 1774
...Cleopatra, than in the Hiftory of Rithard the fecund. But a Hiftory might be continued through many Flays ; as it had no Plan, it had no Limits. Through all thefe Denominations of the Drama, Sbaktfyearis Mode of CompoCtion is the fame ; an Interchange of Serioufnefs and Merriment, by which...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare in Ten Volumes: Prefaces. The tempest. The ...

William Shakespeare - 1778
...unity of action in the tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra, than in the hiftory of Richard the Second. But a hiftory might be continued through many plays ; as it had no plan, it had no limits. Through Through all thefe denominations of the drama, Shakefpeare's mode of compofition is the fame ; an interchange...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The Adventurer. Philological tracts

Samuel Johnson, Sir John Hawkins - English literature - 1787
...unity of action in the tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra, than in the hiftory of Richard the Second. But a hiftory might be continued through many plays...limits. Through all thefe denominations of the drama, Sbakejpeare's mode of compofition is the fame; an interchange of ferioufnefs and merriment, by which...
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Dramatic Writings of Will. Shakespeare

William Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson, John Bell, George Steevens - 1788
...action in the tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra, than in the history of Richard the Second. But a history might be continued through many plays ; as it had no plan, it had no limits. Through all these denominations of the drama, Shakspere's mode of composition is the same ; an interchange of seriousness...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Passages in Prose, Selected ...

Vicesimus Knox - English prose literature - 1790 - 1019 pages
...Cleopatra, than in the hiitcry of Richard the Second. But a hiftory might be continued F f through through many plays ; as it had no plan, it had no...limits. Through all thefe denominations of the drama, S hakefpeare's mode of cotnpofiticn is the fame; an interchange of ferioufnels ar,d merriment, by which...
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