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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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Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets,: With Critical Observations on ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1835
...— 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, or any accurate discriminations of kindred qualities, or nice display of passion in its progress ;...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Lives of the poets

Samuel Johnson - 1837
...— pass and be gone — the scene closes, and Pern broke and Gardiner are turned out upon the stage. u character of empty noise, with no resemblance to real sorrow or to natural madness. Whence, then,...
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Works, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1838
...— pass and be gone — the scene closes, and Pern broke and Gardiner are turned out upon the stage. I know not that there can be found in his plays any...in its progress : all is general and undefined. Nor docs he much interest or affect the auditor, except in "Jane Shore," who is always seen and heard with...
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Lives of the English Poets: With Critical Observations on Their Works ; And ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1840 - 502 pages
...—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 se.irch into nature, any accurate discriminations of kindred qualities, or nice display of passion...
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Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: With Critical ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1854
...— pass and be gone — the scene closes, and Pembroke and Gardiner are turned out upon the stage.3' I know not that there can be found in his plays any...display of passion in its progress ; all is general " Mrs. Oldfield used to say, " The best school she had ever known was only hearing Rowe read her part...
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Lives of the most eminent English poets, with critical ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1854
...— pass and be gone — the scene closes, and Pembroke and Gardiner are turned out upon the stage.31 I know not that there can be found in his plays any...display of passion in its progress ; all is general 31 Mrs. Oldfield used to say, " The best school she had ever known was only hearing Kowo read her part...
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Johnson's Lives of the British poets completed by W. Hazlitt, Volume 3

Samuel Johnson - 1854
...— pass and begone — 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...any accurate discriminations of kindred qualities, ox nice display of passion in its progress ; all is general and undefined. Nor does he much interest...
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Johnsoniana: Life, Opinions, and Table-talk of Doctor Johnson

Samuel Johnson - 1884 - 319 pages
...easy to find an expression used by constraint, or a thought imperfectly expressed. NICHOLAS ROWE.—I know not that there can be found in his plays any...passion in its progress. All is general and undefined. Whence, then, has Rowe his reputation ? From the reasonableness and propriety of some of his scenes,...
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Johnson's Lives of the Poets, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1890
...— pass and be gone — the scene closes, and Pembroke and Gardiner are turned out upon the stage.1 I know not that there can be found in his plays any...and undefined. Nor does he much interest or affect PEEFATOET NOTE. The mot t complete and convenient edition of Addison's Works is that in Bonn's Standard...
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A Short History of English Literature

George Saintsbury - English literature - 1898 - 819 pages
...plays, which is not so extravagant as his encomium of the Pharsalia, admits that there are not in them "any deep search into nature, any accurate discriminations of kindred qualities, or a nice display of passion in its progress. All is general and refined. But his reputation comes from...
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