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" This play was composed in little more than a week, on which account it is no wonder that it should be, as he himself has described it, "an unpruned wilderness of fancy, with here and there a flower among the leaves; but without any fruit of judgment. "
Biographia Dramatica: pt.1. Authors and Actors: A-H - Page 334
by David Erskine Baker, Stephen Jones - 1812
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The Monthly Review, Volume 21

Ralph Griffiths, George Edward Griffiths - 1759
...on the fame fubject with his tragedy of Elfrid, which he called, * an unpruned wildernefs of fancy, with here and there a flower among the leaves; but without * any fruit of judgment.' He was a man fufceptible of love, in its fublimeft fenfe; as may be feen by his letters, and in a poetical...
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The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal, Volume 21

Ralph Griffiths, G. E. Griffiths - English imprints - 1759
...fubjcft with his tragedy of Elfrid, which he called, ' an unpruned wildernefs of fancy, with *'here arid there a flower among the leaves ; but without * any fruit of judgment.' He was a man fufceptible of love, in its fublimeft fenfe ; as may be feen by his letters, and in a...
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The Monthly Review ;or Literary Journal.VOLUME XXI.

Several Hands - 1759
...with, bis tragedy of Elfnd, whjch. he called, * an .\jnpirune4 wijde^nefs of fancy, with ' here arid there a flower among the leaves; -. but without * any fruit of judgment.' He was a man fufceptible of love, 4n its fuUimcft fenfe ; as may be feen by his letters, and in a poetical...
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Life of the author [signed I.K.] Elfrid. Walking statue. Rinaldo. Fatal ...

Aaron Hill - 1760
...knew nothing of the rules of writing, the play was, confequently, an unprun'd wildernefs of fancy, with here and there a flower, among the leaves; but without any fruit of judgment. — I know not how it came to pafs that Athelwold) even in that piece, deferved fome little pity, but,...
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Works, Volume 5

Aaron Hill - 1760
...knew nothing of the rules of writing, the play was, confequently, an unprun'd wilderncfs of fancy, with here and there a flower, among the leaves; but without any fruit of judgment, — I know not how it came to pafs that Athehvold) even in that piece, deferred fome little pity; pity;...
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The Companion to the Play-house: Or, An Historical Account of All ..., Volume 2

David Erskine Baker - Actors - 1764
...is no Wonder that it fliouM be, as he himfelf has deferibed it, " An unprun'd " Wildernefs of Fancy, with here " and there a Flower among the " Leaves...without any Fruit " of Judgment." — This, however, ne alter'd, and buught on the Stage again about twenty Years afterwards, under the Title of Aiktlwald....
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Biographia dramatica: or, a companion to the playhouse : containing ...

1812
...occasion of his marriage. lu 170y he, at the desire of Mr. Booth, wrote his first tragedy of Elfrid; or, The Fair Inconstant. This play was composed in...flower " among the leaves ; but without " any fruit of jndgment." This, however, he ;:ltereJ, and brought on the stage again about twenty years afterwards,...
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The General Biographical Dictionary: Containing an Historical and ..., Volume 17

Alexander Chalmers - Biography - 1814
...occasion of his marriage. In 1703, he, at the desire of Mr. Booth, wrote his first tragedy of " Elfrid ; or, The Fair Inconstant." This play was composed in...himself has described it, " an unpruned wilderness of fancy, with here mnd there a flower among the leaves ; but without any fruit of judgment." This, however,...
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The General Biographical Dictionary: Containing an Historical and ..., Volume 17

Alexander Chalmers - Biography - 1814
...occasion of his marriage. In 1709, he, at the desire of Mr. Booth, wrote his first tragedy of " Elfrid ; or, The Fair Inconstant." This play was composed in...himself has described it, " an unpruned wilderness of fancy, with here and there a flower among the leaves; but without any fruit of judgment." This, however,...
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The general biographical dictionary. Revised by A. Chalmers

New and general biographical dictionary - 1814
..."••'>- ' • -* In 170SJ, he, at the desire of Mr. Booth, wrote his first tragedy of " Elfrid ; or, The Fair Inconstant." This play was composed in...which account it is no wonder that it should be, as be' himself has described it, "an unpruued wilderness of fancy, with here and there a flower among...
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