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" Although it is said of plays, that they teach morality ; and of the Stage, that it is the mirror of human life : these assertions are mere declamation, and have no foundation in truth or experience : on the contrary, a Playhouse, and the regions about... "
The Young Man's Guide - Page 164
by William Alexander Alcott, William Andrus Alcott - 1834 - 142 pages
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Together with His Life, and Notes on His ...

Samuel Johnson - 1787
...faid that they teach morality, and of the ftage that it is the mirror of human life, thefc aflertions are mere declamation, and have no foundation in truth or experience : on the contrary, a playhoufe, and the regions about it, are the very hot-beds of vice : how elfe comes it to pafs that...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Sir John Hawkins - Authors, English - 1787 - 605 pages
...faid that they teach morality, and of the ftage that it is the mirror of human life, thefc aftentions are mere declamation, and have no foundation in truth or experience : on the contrary, a playhoufe, and the regions about it, arc the very hot-beds of vice : how elfe comes it to pafs that...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

Samuel Johnson, Sir John Hawkins - English literature - 1787
...that they teach morality, and of of the ftage that it is the mirror of human life, thelc afiertions are mere declamation, and have no foundation in truth or experience : on the contrary, a playhoufe, and the regions about it, are the very hot -beds of vice : how elfe comes it to pafs that...
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An essay on the character, immoral, and antichristian tendency of the stage

John Styles - 1806
...Hawkins, in his Life of Johnson, has a remark which strikingly illustrates what I have now advanced. " Although it is said of plays, that they teach morality...a Play-house and the regions about it are the very hotbeds of vice. How else comes it to pass, that no sooner is a Play-house opened in any part of the...
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An essay on the character and influence of the stage on morals and happiness

John Styles - Performing Arts - 1807 - 188 pages
...Hawkins, in his Life of Johnson, has a remark which strikingly illustrates what I have now advanced. " Although it is said of plays, that they teach morality;...Playhouse, and the regions about it, are the very hot-beds of vice. How else comes it to pass, that no sooner is a Playhouse opened in any part of the...
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An Essay on the Character and Influence of the Stage on Morals and Happiness

John Styles - Theater - 1807 - 188 pages
...Hawkins, in his Life of Johnson, has a remark which strikingly illustrates what I * have now advanced. " Although it is said of plays, that they teach morality;...these assertions are mere declamation, and have no foun- ' dation in truth or experience: on the contrary, //*'лл•. a Playhouse,' and the regions...
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Letters to the stranger in Reading, by Detector

Henry Gauntlett - 1810
...Hawkins, in his life of Johnson, has a remark which strikingly illustrates what I have now advanced. " Although it is said of plays, that they teach morality,...playhouse, and the regions about it, are the very hot-beds of vice. How else comes it to pass, that no sooner is a playhouse opened in any part of the...
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A Serious Inquiry Into the Nature and Effects of the Stage: And a Letter ...

John Witherspoon, Samuel Miller - Fires - 1812 - 199 pages
...him speaking of the theatre in this pointed and unequivocal language: " Although it is " said of the plays, that they teach morality ; and of " the stage,...these " assertions are mere declamation, and have no fouu" dation in truth or experience. On the contrary, a " play house, and the regions about it, are...
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An Essay on the Character and Influence of the Stage

John Styles - Theater - 1815 - 234 pages
...Hawkins, in his Life of Johnson, has a remark which strikingly illustrates what I have now advanced. "Although it is said of plays, that they teach morality; and of the Stage, that it is the M mirror of human life: these assertions are mere declamation, and have no foundation in truth or experience:...
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The Christian father's present to his children, Volume 2

John Angell James - Children - 1827
...Life of Johnson, has a remark which strikingly illustrates and confirms what I have now advanced. " Although it is said of plays that they teach morality,...it is .the mirror of human life, these assertions have no foundation in truth, but are mere declamation : on the contrary, a play-house, and the region...
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