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" Shakespeare, that he assumes, as an unquestionable principle, a position, which, while his breath is forming it into words, his understanding pronounces to be false. It is false that any representation is mistaken for reality ; that any dramatick fable... "
William Shakespeare: The Critical Heritage - Page 15
edited by - 1995 - 568 pages
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Mr. Johnson's Preface to His Edition of Shakespear's Plays

Samuel Johnson - 1765 - 72 pages
...into words, his underftanding pronounces to be falfe. It is falfe, that any reprefentation is miftaken for reality ; that any dramatick fable in its materiality was ever credible, or, for a fingle moment, was ever credited. The objection arifing from the impoflibility of paffmg the firft...
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The plays of William Shakespeare, with the corrections and illustr ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1768
...into words, his underftanding pronounces to be falfe. It is falfe, that any reprefentation is miftaken for reality ; that any dramatick fable in its materiality was ever credible, or, for a fingle moment, was ever credited. The objection anting from the impofiibility of paffing the firft...
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Miscellaneous and Fugitive Pieces, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1774
...into Words, his Underftanding pronounces to be falfe. It is falfe, that any Reprefentation is miftaken for Reality ; that any dramatick Fable, in its Materiality, was ever credible, or, for a fingle Moment, was ever credited. The Objection arifing from the Impoffibility of palling the firft...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The Adventurer. Philological tracts

Samuel Johnson, Sir John Hawkins - 1787
...words, his underftanding pronounces to be falfe. It is falfe, that any reprefentation. is miftaken for reality; that any dramatick fable in its materiality was ever credible, or, for a fingle moment, was ever credited. The objeftion arifing from the impoffibility of pafllng the firft...
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The Dramatick Writings of Will. Shakspere: With the Notes of All ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1788
...position, which, while his breath is forming it into .M prds, his understanding pronounces to be false. It is false, that any representation is mistaken for...fable, in its materiality, was ever credible, or, fora single moment, was ever credited. The objeftion arising from the impossibility of passing the...
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The Plays of William Shakspeare: In Fifteen Volumes. With the Corrections ...

William Shakespeare - 1793
...into words, his underftanding pronounces to be falfe. It is falfe, that any reprefentation is miftaken for reality ; that any dramatick fable in its materiality was ever credible, or, for a finglc moment, was ever credited. The objection arifing from the impoffibility of pafling the firft...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson - 1801
...into words his underftanding pronounces to be falie. It is falfe, that any reprefentation is miftaken for reality ; that any dramatick fable in its materiality was ever credible, or, for a (ingle moment, was ever credited. The objection arifing from the impoffibility of paffing the firft...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1803
...position, which, while his breath is forming it into words, his understanding pronounces to be false. It is false, that any representation is mistaken for...credible, or, for a single moment, was ever credited. The objection arising from the impossibility of passing the first hour at Alexandria, and the next...
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The Plays of William Shakspeare: With the Corrections and ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare, George Steevens, Samuel Johnson - 1803
...which, while his breath is forming it into words, his underftanding pronounces to be falfe. It is falfe, that any representation is mistaken for reality ;...fable in its materiality was ever credible, or, for a fingle moment, was ever credited. The objection, arifing from the impoflibility of paffing the firft...
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The Dramatick Works of William Shakespeare: Printed Complete, with D. Samuel ...

William Shakespeare - 1802
...into words, his underftanding pronounces to be falfe. It is falfe, that any reprefentation is miftaken for reality ; that any dramatick fable in its materiality was ever credible, or, for a fmgle moment, was ever credited. The objection arifing from the impofiibility of pafiing the firft...
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