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" Cato it has been not unjustly determined, that it is rather a poem in dialogue than a drama, rather a succession of just sentiments in elegant language, than a representation of natural affections, or of any state probable or possible in human life. Nothing... "
The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. - Page 120
by Samuel Johnson - 1820
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Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1799
...of the bad taste of the town, submitted to its decision without a murmur. He had, indeed, upon all language than a representation of natural affections,...or of any state probable or possible in human life. . . . The events are expected without solicitude, and are remembered without joy or sorrow. ... Its...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1799
...of the bad taste of the town, submitted to its decision without a murmur. He had, indeed, upon all language than a representation of natural affections,...or of any state probable or possible in human life. . . . The events are expected without solicitude, and are remembered without joy or sorrow. ... Its...
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Lives

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1800
...that ii> is rather* poem in dialogue than a dr?.ma, rather a succession of just sentiments inelej-int language, than a representation of natural affections,...life. Nothing here " excites or assuages " emotion;" • . • :' emotion :" here is " no magical power of raising phantastick terror or wild ' anxiety."...
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Select British Classics, Volume 11

English literature - 1803
...right ; and of Cato it has been not unjustly determined, that it is rather a poem in dialogue than a drama, rather a succession of just sentiments in...or of any state probable or possible in human life. While Cato was upon the stage, another daily paper called the Guardian, was published by Steele. To...
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The Spectator: In Eight Volumes. : Vol. I[-VIII].

English literature - 1803
...right ; and of Cato it has been not unjustly determined, that it is rather a poem in dialogue than a drama, rather a succession of just sentiments in...or of any state probable or possible in human life. While Cato was upon the stage, another daily paper called the Guardian, was published by Steele. To...
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The works of the poets of Great Britain and Ireland. With prefaces ..., Volume 1

Great Britain - 1804
...thinjc right; and of Cato it has been not unjustly determined, that it is rather a poem in dialogue than a drama, rather a succession of just sentiments in...life. Nothing here " excites or assuages " emotion i** " emotion :" here is " no magical power of raising phantastick terror or wild " anxiety." The events...
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The Lives of the Most Celebrated English Poets, with Criticisms. Extracted ...

Samuel Johnson - 1805 - 312 pages
...right ; and of " Cato " it has not been unjustly determined, that it is rather a poem in dialogue than a drama; rather a succession of just sentiments in...assuages emotion ; here is no magical power of raising phantastic terror or wild anxiety* The events are expected without solicitude, and are remembered without...
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The Poetical Works ...: With the Life of the Author

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1805 - 132 pages
...Johnson has said of the tragedy of Cato may be applied to Irene. ' It is rather a poem in dialogue than a drama ; rather a succession of just sentiments in...language, than a representation of natural affections. Nothing excites or assuages emotion. The events are expected without solicitude, and remembered without...
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Works, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1809
...Johnson has said of the tragedy of Cato may be applied to Irene ; " It is rather a poem in dialogue than a drama ; rather a succession of just sentiments in...elegant language, than a representation of natural affection. Nothing excites or assuages emotion. The events are expected -without solicitude, and are...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including ..., Volume 9

Alexander Chalmers - English poetry - 1810
...right; and of Cato it has been not unjustly determined, that it is rather a poem in dialogue thai), a drama,, rather a succession of just sentiments in...assuages emotion:" here is " no magical power of raising pliantastic terrour or wild anxiety." The events are expected without solicitude, and are remembered...
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