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" To remark the folly of the fiction, the absurdity of the conduct, the confusion of the names and manners of different times, and the impossibility of the events in any system of life, were to waste criticism upon unresisting imbecility, upon faults too... "
The Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text of the ... - Page 137
by William Shakespeare - 1805
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Shakespeare Illustrated, Or The Novels and Histories on which the ..., Volume 1

1809 - 341 pages
...principles on which the novel is founded. J)r. Johnson says of this play : " To remark the folly 0[ die fiction, the absurdity of the conduct, the confusion...impossibility of the events in any system of life, were to ivaste criticism upon unresisting imbecility ; upon faults too evident for detection, and too gross...
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The works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With An essay on his life and ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...sentiments, some natural dialogues, and some pleasing scenes, but they are obtained at the expense of much incongruity. To remark the folly of the fiction,...evident for detection, and too gross for aggravation. KING LEAR. The tragedy of Lear is deservedly celebrated among the dramas of Shakespeare. There is perhaps...
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Cymbeline. Titus Andronicus. Pericles. King Lear

William Shakespeare - 1811
...wash'd, with such a peace. [Exeunt.* 8 This play has many just sentiments, some natural dialogues, and some pleasing scenes, but they are obtained at the...evident for detection, and too gross for aggravation. JOHNSON. See page 95, note 7, A SONG, V BVNO BT OUfDBnnJS AND AnVilRAGUS OVKK TJDE1.E, TO SfC W1AD....
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The Plays of William Shakspeare: Julius Caesar ; Antony and Cleopatra ...

William Shakespeare - 1811
...sentiments, some natural dialogues, and some pleasing scenes, but they ar« obtained at the expense of much incongruity. To remark the folly of the fiction,...evident for detection, and too gross for aggravation. JOHNSON. SONG, SUNG BY GUIDERIUS AND ARVIRAGUS OVER F1DELE, SUPPOSED TO BE DEAD. BY MR. WILLIAM COLLINS....
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The plays of William Shakspeare, pr. from the text of the corrected copy ...

William Shakespeare - 1811
...To remark the folly of the fíctlon, the absurdity of the conduct,, the confusion of the names aud manners of different times, and the impossibility...evident for detection, and too gross for aggravation. JOHNSON. CYMBELINE. SONG, SUNG BY GÜ1DERIUS AND ARVIRAGÜS OVER FIDELE, SUPPOSED TO BE DEAD. БУ...
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The Works of William Shakespeare, Volume 7

William Shakespeare - 1812
...sentiments, some natural dialogues, and some pleasing scenes, but they are obtained at the cxpence of much incongruity. To remark the folly of the fiction,...evident for detection, and too gross for aggravation. JOHNSON. Mr. Pope supposed the story of this play to have been taken from a novel of Boccace ; but...
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The Works of William Shakespeare: In Nine Volumes, Volume 7

William Shakespeare - 1812
...myself, take it, and bit. OBSERVATIONS. THIS play has many just sentiments, some natural dialogues, and some pleasing scenes, but they are obtained at the...different times, and the impossibility of the events in auy system of life, were to waste criticism upon unresisting imbecility, upon faults too evident for...
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Biographia Dramatica: Or, A Companion to the Playhouse: Containing ..., Volume 2

Isaac Reed, Stephen Jones - English drama - 1812
...incon' gruily. To remark the folly of ' the fiction, the absurdity of the conduct, the confusion of thfr names and manners of different times, and the impossibility...evident for detection, and too gross for aggravation." The wager between Posthumus and Jachimo is taken from Boccace, Decameron, Day iL Nov. 9. 558. CYMBELINE,...
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The History of Fiction: Being a Critical Account of the Most ..., Volume 2

John Colin Dunlop - Fiction - 1814
...remark," says Johnson, " the folly of the fiction, the absurdity of the conduct, the confusion of the manners of different times, and the impossibility...evident for detection, and too gross for aggravation." }(X Is Fontaine's Calendrier des Vieillards. The concluding incident corresponds with one in the story...
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Shakspeare's himself again; or the language of the poet asserted

Andrew Becket - 1815
...— with much more to the like effect. Again we are told of one of his plays ; " To remark the tolly of the fiction, the absurdity of the conduct, the...were to waste criticism upon unresisting imbecility," &c. &c. 1 his is a language by no means allowable in speaking of Shakspeare j— it is indeed far belter...
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