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" A play read affects the mind like a play acted. It is therefore evident that the action is not supposed to be real, and it follows that between the acts a longer or shorter time may be allowed to pass and that no more account of space or duration is to... "
Annual Register - Page 235
edited by - 1766
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Mr. Johnson's Preface to His Edition of Shakespear's Plays

Samuel Johnson - 1765 - 72 pages
...fuppofed to be real, and it follows that between the ads a longer or Ihorter time may be allowed to pafs, and that no more account of fpace or duration is to...reader of a narrative, before whom may pafs in an hour thi life of a hero, or the revolutions of an empire. Whether Shakefpeare knew the unities, and rejeded...
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Miscellaneous and fugitive pieces [chiefly of Johnson, ed. by T. Davies].

Samuel Johnson - 1774
...between thp .Acts a longer or fhorter Time may be allowed to pafs, and that no more Account of Space or Duration is to be .taken by the Auditor of a Drama, than lby the Reader of a Narrative, before whom may pafs in an Hour the Life of a Heroi or the Revolutions,...
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Dramatic Writings of Will. Shakespeare

William Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson, John Bell, George Steevens - 1788
...between the ac~ls a longer or shorter time may be allowed to pass, and that no more account of space or duration is to be taken by the auditor of a drama,...than by the reader of a narrative, before whom may pass, in an hour, the .life of a hero, or the revolutions of an empire. Whether Shakspere knew the...
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The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for ...

Edmund Burke - History - 1793
...; and it follows, that between the aéls a longer or (horter time may be allowed to pafs, and thnt no more account of fpace or duration is to be taken...narrative, before whom may pafs in an hour the life of an hero, or the revolutions of an empire. Whether Shakefpeare knew the unities, and rejected them by...
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Annual Register, Volume 8

History - 1802
...and it follows, that between the acb a longer or fhorter lime may be allowed to país, and that DO more account of fpace or duration is to be taken by...than by the reader of a narrative, before whom may pals in an hour the life of an hero, or the revolutions of an empire. Whether Shakefpeare knew (he...
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The plays of William Shakespeare: accurately printed from the text ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1803
...between the Acts a longer or shorter time may be allowed to pass, and that no more account of space or duration is to be taken by the auditor of a drama,...than by the reader of a narrative, before whom may pass in an hour the life of a hero, or the revolutions of an empire. Whether Shakspeare knew the unities,...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: With Notes of Various Commentators, Volume 1

William Shakespeare, Manley Wood - 1806
...between the acts a longer ' or shorter time may be allowed to pass, and that no more account of space or duration is to be taken by the auditor of a drama,...than by the reader of a narrative, before whom may pass in an hour the life of a hero, or the revolutions of an empire. Whether Shakspeare knew the unities,...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1806
...between the acts a longer or shorter time may be allowed to pass, and that no more account of space or duration is to be taken by the auditor of a drama, than by the reader of a narrative, beforewhom may pass in an hour the life of a hero, or the revolutions of an empire. Whether Shakespeare...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: With the Corrections and ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare, Joseph Dennie, Isaac Reed, Samuel Johnson, George Steevens - 1809
...between the Acts a longer or shorter time may be allowed to pass, and that no more account of space or duration is to be taken by the auditor of a drama,...than by the reader of a narrative, before whom may pass in an hour the life of a hero, or the revolutions of an empire. Whether Shakspeare knew the unities,...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1809
...between the acts a longer or shorter time may be allowed to pass, and that no more account of space or duration is to be taken by the auditor of a drama,...than by the reader of a narrative, before whom may pass in an hour the life of a hero, or the revolutions of an empire. Whether Shaksfieare knew the unities,...
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