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" The play, like many others, was plainly written only to divert, without any moral purpose, and is therefore not likely to do good; nor can it be conceived, without more speculation than life requires or admits, to be productive of much evil. Highwaymen... "
The lives of the English poets - Page 244
by Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1792
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: With Critical Observations on ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781 - 503 pages
...purpofe, and is therefore not likely to do good; nor can it be conceived, without more /peculation than life requires or admits, to be productive of...reprieved upon the ftage. This objection however, or fome other rather political than moral, obtained fuch prevalence, that when Gay produced a fecond part...
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PREFACES BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL TO THE WORKS OF THE ENGLISH POETS.

SAMUEL JOHNSON - 1781
...productive 2 of of much evil. Highwaymen and houfe-' breakers feldom frequent the play houfe, ormingle in any elegant diverfion ; nor is it poffible for...fafety, becaufe he fees Macheath reprieved upon the flage. This obje&ion however, or fome other rather political than moral, obtained fnch prevalence,...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets; with critical observations on ...

Samuel Johnson - 1781
...purpofe, and is therefore not likely to do good ; nor can it be conceived, without more fpeculation than life requires or admits, to be productive of...feldom frequent the playhoufe, or mingle in any elegant diverfiorj; nor is it poffible for any one to imagine that he may rob with fafety, becaufe he ices...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: With Critical Observations on ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781 - 503 pages
...purpofe, and is therefore not likely to do good; nor can it be conceived, without more fpeculation than life requires or admits, to be productive of...Highwaymen and houfe-breakers feldom frequent the play-, houfe, or mingle in any elegant diverfion;' nor is it poffible for any one to imagine that he...
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Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets ...

Samuel Johnson - Poets, English - 1781
...purpofe, and is therefore not likely to do good ; nor can it be conceived, .without more fpeculation than life requires or admits, to be productive of much! evil. . Highwaymen and houfc* breaker&feldom frequent the playhoufe, of mingle in any elegant diverfion ; nor is it poffible...
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The works of the English poets. With prefaces, biographical and critical, by ...

English poets - 1790
...Highwaymen and houfe-breakers feldom frequent the play-houfc, or mingle in any elegant diverlion ; nor is it poffible for any one to imagine that he...fafety, becaufe he fees Macheath reprieved upon the fege. This obje&ion however, or fome other rather political than moral, obtained fuch prevalence, that...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets,: With Critical ..., Volume 3

Samuel Johnson - Poets, English - 1791
...purpofe, and is therefore not likely to do good ; nor can it be conceived, without more Speculation than life requires or admits, to be productive of...playhoufe, or mingle in any elegant diverfion ; nor is it poflible for any one to imagine that •he may rob with fafety, becaufe he fees Macheath reprieved...
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Fables

John Gay, Samuel Johnson - Fables - 1793 - 256 pages
...purpofe, and is therefore not likely to do good ; nor can it be conceived, without more fpeculation than life requires or admits, to be productive of...becaufe he fees Macheath reprieved upon the ftage. This This obje˝ion however, or Come other rather political than moral, obtained fuch prevalence, that when...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: Prior. Congreve. Blackmore ...

English poetry - 1794
...purpofe, and is therefore not likely to do good ; nor can it be conceived, without more fpeculation than life requires or admits, to be productive of...frequent the play-houfe, or mingle in any elegant ciiverfion ; nor is it poffible for any one to imagine that he may rob with fafety, becaufe he fees...
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Elegant edition of fables by John Gay, with the life of the author

John Gay - 1796
...purpose, and is therefore not likely to do good ; nor can it be conceived, without more speculation than life requires or admits, to be productive of much evil. Highwaymen and house-breakers seldom frequent the play-house, or mingle in any elegant diversion ; nor is it possible...
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