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" He sacrifices virtue to convenience, and is so much more careful to please than to instruct, that he seems to write without any moral purpose. "
Rose-Belford's Canadian Monthly and National Review - Page 513
1881
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The Dramatick Writings of Will. Shakspere: With the Notes of All ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1788
...renown ; and little regard is due to that bigotry which sets candour higher than truth. His first defeft is that to which may be imputed most of the evil in...his writings, indeed, a system of social duty may be selefted, for he that thinks reasonably must think morally ; but his precepts and axioms drop casually...
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Poems, with illustrative remarks [ed. by W.C. Oulton]. To which is ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1804
...pretensions to renown; and little regard is due to that higotry which sets candour higher than truth. please than to instruct, that he seems to write without any moral purpose. From his wrilings, indeed, a system of social duty may be selected, for he that thinks reasonably must think...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: With Notes of Various Commentators, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1806
...pretensions to renown ; and little regard is due to that bigotry which •sits candour higher than truth. His first defect is that to which may be imputed most of the evil in books or in men. He sacrificed virtue to convenience, and is so much more careful to please than to instruct, that he seems...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1809
...pretensions to renown ; and little regard is due to that bigotry which sets candour higher than truth. His first defect is that to which may be imputed most...convenience, and is so much more careful to please thai, to instruct, that he seems to write without any moral purpose. From his writings indeed a system...
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The Works of William Shakespeare, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1810
...pretensions to renown ; and little regard is due to that bigot• ry which sets candour higher than truth. His first defect is that to which may be imputed most of the evils in books or in men. He sacrifices virtue to convenience, and is so much more careful to please...
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The Works of William Shakespeare: In Nine Volumes, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1810
...pretensions to renown ; and little regard is due to that bigotry which sets candour higher than truth. His first defect is that to which may be imputed most of the evils in books or in men. He sacrifices virtue to convenience, and is so much more careful to please...
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The dramatic works of William Shakspeare. Whittingham's ed, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1814
...pretensions to renown; and little regard is due to that bigotry which sets candour higher than truth. His first defect is that to which may be imputed most...From his writings indeed a system of social duty may tie selected, for he tini thinks reasonably must think morally ; but his precepts and axioms drop casually...
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The dramatic works of William Shakspeare, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1814
...pretensions to renown ; and little, regard is due to that bigotry which sets candour hiffher than troth. Hi- first defect is that to which may be imputed most of the evil in books or in men. lie sacrifices virtue to convenience, ...... it so much more careful to please than to instruct, that...
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Shakspeare's himself again; or the language of the poet asserted

Andrew Becket - 1815
...hastily advanced. The critic observes of him — " He sacrifices virtue to convenience, and is so muah more careful to please than to instruct, that he seems to write without any moral purpose." But it should be remembered, that if some things repugnant to our moral feelings be occasionally found...
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The British Plutarch: Containing the Lives of the Most Eminent ..., Volume 2

Francis Wrangham - Biography - 1816
...pretensions to renown ; and little regard is due to* that bigotry, which sets candour higher than truth. ' His first defect is that, to which may be imputed most of the evils in books or in men. He sacrifices, virtue to convenience, and is so much more careful to please...
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