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" Relapse," however imperfect in the conduct, by the mere force of its agreeable wit, ran away with the hearts of its hearers ; while " Love's last Shift," which, as Mr. Congreve justly said of it, had only in it, a great many things that were like wit,... "
An Apology for the Life of Mr. Colley Cibber, Comedian, and Late Patentee of ... - Page 179
1740 - 346 pages
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An Apology for the Life of Colley Cibber, Comedian, and Late Patentee of the ...

Colley Cibber - Actors - 1750 - 555 pages
...by the mere Force of its agreeable Wit, ran away with the Hearts of its Hearers; while Love's loft Shift, which (as Mr. Congreve juftly faid of it) had...myfelf) has a great deal of Puerility, and frothy Stage Language in it, yet by the mere moral DeN 2 light light receiv'd from its Fable, it has been,...
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The life of David Garrick

Arthur Murphy - 1801
...confummate vanityj by hi$ adverfaries, had the candour to tell us, " that Lovii Loft Shift, which (as Congreve juftly " faid of it) had only in it a great many things that " were like wit, but in reality were not wit; and " what is ftill lefs pardonable, had a great deal of " puerility,...
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The Life of David Garrick, Esq, Volume 1

Arthur Murphy - Actors - 1801 - 389 pages
...adversaries, had th$ candour to tell us, " that Love's Last Shift, " which (as Congreve justly said of it) had " only in it a great many things that were like *' wit, but in reality were not wit; and what is f still less pardonable;, had a great deal of pue*' rility...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 13

1823
...Shift," <ron»lom.n • — •»•<<• ;• ;. <ty,T»>«hl» *w which, as Mr Congreve justly said of it, had only in it a great many things that were...like wit, that in reality were not wit ; and, what is still less pardonable, as I say of it myself, has a great deal of puerility and frothy stage language...
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An Apology for the Life of Mr. Colley Cibber, Comedian and Patentee of the ...

Colley Cibber - Actors - 1822 - 514 pages
...away with the hearts of its hearers ; while " Love's last Shift," which, as Mr. Congreve justly said of it, had only in it, a great many things that were...like wit, that in reality were not wit ; and what is still less pardonable, as I say of it myself, has a great deal of puerility, and frothy stagelanguage...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 13

England - 1823
...ran away with the hearts of its hearers; while "Love's Last Shift," which, as Mr Congreve justly said of it, had only in it a great many things that were...like wit, that in reality were not wit ; and, what is still less pardonable, as I say of it myself, has a great deal of puerility and frothy stage language...
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Autobiography, a Collection of the Most Instructive and Amusing ..., Volume 1

1826
...away with the hearts of its hearers ; while " Love's last Shift," which (as Mr Congreve justly said of it) had only in it a great many things that were...wit, that in reality were not wit, and — what is still less pardonable (as I say of it myself)— has a great deal of puerility and frothy stage-language...
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“Their Majesties' Servants.” Annals of the English Stage, from Thomas ...

1865
...his own earlier dramas, accepting heartily Congreve's judgment on "Love's Last Shift," which " had in it a great many things that were like wit, that in reality were not wit." He courageously pronounces the condemnation of his " Love in a Riddle," to be the just judgment of...
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"Their Majesties' Servants.": Annals of the English Stage, from ..., Volume 2

Actors - 1865
...his own earlier dramas, accepting heartily Congrcve's judgment on " Love's Last Shift," which " had in it a great many things that were like wit, that in reality were not wit." He courageously pronounces the condemnation of his " Love in a Riddle," to be the just judgment of...
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Lights of the Old English Stage

Actors - 1878 - 225 pages
...This was a great advance upon "Love's Last Shift," which, quoting Congreve, he confesses had in it many things " that were like wit, that in reality were not wit, and has a great deal of puerility and frothy stage-language in it." " The Careless Husband " would not...
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