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The Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text of the ... - Page 137
by William Shakespeare - 1805
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Shakespeare, the Man and His Works: Being All the Subject Matter about ...

1904 - 366 pages
...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. — JOHNSON, SAMUEL, 1768, General Observations on Shakspeare's Plays. "Cymbeline" is one of the most...
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A life of William Shakespeare

William James Rolfe - 1904 - 551 pages
...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." It was hardly necessary for Drake, in his Shakspeare and his Times (1817), to express astonishment...
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Shakespeare

Sir Walter Alexander Raleigh - Dramatists, English - 1907 - 233 pages
...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." The best and highest part of Shakespeare's imagination was not concerned, one is tempted to say, with...
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The Pacific Monthly: A Magazine of Education and Progress, Volume 17

William Bittle Wells, Lute Pease - West (U.S.) - 1907
...are obtained at the expense of much incongruity. To remark the folly of the fiction, the uncertainty of the conduct, the confusion of the names and manners...evident for detection and too gross for aggravation." Other conspicuous features of the hour are Mr. Belasco's new play, called the "Rose of the Eancho";...
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Shakespeare: A Life in Drama

Stanley Wells - Drama - 1995 - 403 pages
...of rationalist critics such as Samuel Johnson and Bernard Shaw. Johnson notoriously complained that 'To remark the folly of the fiction, the absurdity...evident for detection, and too gross for aggravation'. 9 Shaw's main criticisms of the play come in a review of Henry Irving's production of 1896 which is...
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Cymbeline

...Johnson's comment at the end of the play: This Play has many just sentiments, some natural dialogues, and some pleasing scenes, but they are obtained at the...of life, were to waste criticism upon unresisting imbecillity, upon faults too evident for detection, and too gross for aggravation. Is it enough to...
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Pericles; Cymbeline; The Two Noble Kinsman

William Shakespeare - Drama - 1988 - 724 pages
...differently to Cymbeline. At one extreme are the Rationalists, chief among them Dr. Johnson (1765): To remark the folly of the fiction, the absurdity...evident for detection and too gross for aggravation. At the other extreme are the Imogenolaters, of whom perhaps the best example is Swinburne (1880): The...
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Myth, Emblem, and Music in Shakespeare's Cymbeline: An Iconographic ...

Peggy Muņoz Simonds - Literary Criticism - 1992 - 393 pages
...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,...faults too evident for detection, and too gross for aggravation.3 More recently Arthur C. Kirsch insisted that Cymbeline "is resistant to any coherent...
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William Shakespeare: The Critical Heritage, Volume 5

Brian Vickers - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 568 pages
...377) [178] [End-note to Cymbeline] This Play has many just sentiments, some natural dialogues, and some pleasing scenes, but they are obtained at the...of life, were to waste criticism upon unresisting imbecillity, upon faults too evident for detection and too gross for aggravation.1 (VII, 403) [179]...
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Shakespeare: A Life in Drama

Stanley Wells - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 416 pages
...of rationalist critics such as Samuel Johnson and Bernard Shaw. Johnson notoriously complained that 'To remark the folly of the fiction, the absurdity...faults too evident for detection, and too gross for aggravation'.9 Shaw's main criticisms of the play come in a review of Henry Irving's production of...
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