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" I know not that there can be found in his plays any deep search into nature, any accurate discriminations of kindred qualities or nice display of passion in its progress ; all is general and undefined. "
The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. - Page 71
by Samuel Johnson - 1820
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The works of the poets of Great Britain and Ireland. With prefaces ..., Volume 1

Great Britain - 1804
...not thst theie can be found in his pbys any deep search into nature, any accurate disciiminzt'.ons cf kindred qualities, or nice display of passion, in...seen and heard with, pity. Alicia, is a character cf empty noise, with no resemblance, to real sorrow or to natural madness. Whence, then, has Rowe his...
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The Lives of the Most Celebrated English Poets, with Criticisms. Extracted ...

Samuel Johnson - 1805 - 312 pages
...seem the casual sports of a mind seeking rather to answer its leisure than to exercise its power. " I know not that there can be found in his plays any deep search into nature, any accurate discrimination of kindred qualities, or nice display of passion in its progress ; all is general and...
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A Selection of Curious Articles from the Gentleman's Magazine: I. Ancient ...

Anecdotes - 1809
...is required an imagination capable of painting nature; nor is he yet a poet till, &c. Ib. p. 2:55. All is general and undefined; nor does he much interest or affect the auditor. Ib. vol. II. p. 340. This ode is by far the best Lyric composition in this collection; nor do I know...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper;: Dryden, Smith, Duke ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1810
...— pass and be gone — the scene closes, and Pembroke and Gardiner are turned out upon the stage. I know not that there can be found in his plays any...interest or affect the auditor, except in Jane Shore, who js always seen and heard with pity. Alicia is a character of empty noise, with no resemblance to real...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including ..., Volume 9

Alexander Chalmers - English poetry - 1810
...closes, and Pembroke and Gardiner are turned out upon tbe stage. I know not that there can be found hi his plays any deep search into nature, any accurate...of kindred qualities or nice display of passion in ĦIs progress; all is general and undefined. Nor does he much interest or affect the auditor, except...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including ..., Volume 9

Alexander Chalmers - English poetry - 1810
...— pass and be gone — the scene closes, and Pembroke and Gardiner are turned out upon the stage. I know not that there can be found in his plays any deep search into nature, ar> accurate discriminations of kindred qualities or nice display of passion in its progress; all is...
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Works, Volume 10

Samuel Johnson - 1811
...— pass and be gone — the scene closes, and Pembroke and Gardiner are turned out upon the stage. I know not that there can be found in his plays any...general and undefined. Nor does he much interest or afiect the auditor, except in Jane Shore, who is always seen and heard with pity. Alicia is" a character...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Volume 10

Samuel Johnson - 1811
...— pass and be gone — the scene closes, and Pembroke and Gardiner . are turned out upon the stage. I know not that there can be found in his plays any deep search into nature, any ;rcurate discriminations of kindred qualities, or nice display of passion in its progress ; all is...
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A Selection of Curious Articles from the Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 2

John Walker - 1811
...use is required an imagination capable of painting nature; nor is he yet a poet till, &c. Ib. p. 235. All is general and undefined ; nor does he much interest or affect the auditor. Ib. vol. II. p. 340. This ode is by far the best lyric composition in this collection; nor do I know...
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Biographia Dramatica: Or, A Companion to the Playhouse ..., Volume 1, Issue 2

David Erskine Baker - English drama - 1812
...scene closes, and Pembroke and Gardiner are turned out upon the stage. I know not (says Dr. Johnson), that there can be found in his plays any deep search...Shore, who is always seen and heard with pity. Alicia я о w 2. a. ROW Tamerlane. T. 4 to. . Fair Penitent. T. 4to. 17O3. 4. 77ге Biter. C. 4to. 1705....
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