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" The modern tragedy excels that of Greece and Rome in the intricacy and disposition of the fable; but, what a Christian writer would be ashamed to own, falls infinitely short of it in the moral part of the performance. "
Harrison's British Classicks - Page 77
1786
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The Complete Art of Poetry ...

Charles Gildon - 1718
...to the Difyenfations of Providence. .,:;; :-, : . /* is no wonder therefore that in all polite Nations of the World, this Part of the Drama...excels that of Greece and Rome in the Intricacy and Difpoption of the Fable ; but what a. Cbriftian Writer jhou'd he ajbam'd to own, falls infinitely Jhort...
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The Spectator, Volume 1

Joseph Addison - 1778
...ornament of our nature. They foften infolence, footh affliction, and fubdue the mind to the difpenfations of providence. It is no wonder therefore that in all...intricacy and difpofition of the fable ; but, what a chriftian writer would be amamed to own, falls infinitely fhort of it in the moral part of the performance....
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The Spectator. ...

1789
...ornament of our NATURE. They foften infblence, footh affliction, and fubdue the mind to the difpenfations of PROVIDENCE. It is no wonder therefore that in all...intricacy and difpofition of the fable ; but, what a Chriftian Writer would be be afhamed to own, falls infinitely mort of it in the moral part of the...
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The Spectator: In Eight Volumes. : Vol. I[-VIII].

1803
...ornament of our nature. They soften insolence, soothe affliction, and subdue the mind to the dispensations of providence. It is no wonder, therefore, that in...excels that of Greece and Rome in the intricacy and disposition of the fable; but, what a Christian writer would be ashamed to own, falls infinitely short...
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Select British Classics, Volume 11

1803
...ornament of our nature. They soften insolence, soothe affliction, and subdue the mind to the dispensations of providence. It is no wonder, therefore, that in...excels that of Greece and Rome in the' intricacy and disposition of the fable ; but, what a Christian writer would be ashamed to own, falls infinitely short...
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The Spectator; in Miniature: Being a Collection of the Principal ..., Volume 1

1808
...ornament of our nature. They soften insolence, sooth affliction, and suhdue the mind to the dispensations of Providence. It is no wonder therefore that in all...of the world, this part of the drama has met -with puhlic encouragement. The modern tragedy excels that of Greece and Kome, in the intricacy and disposition...
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The Spectator

Joseph Addison, Richard Hurd - 1811
...ornament of our nature. They soften insolence, soothe affliction, and subdue the mind to the dispensations of Providence. It is no wonder, therefore, that in...excels that of Greece and Rome, in the intricacy and disposition of the fable ; but, what a Christian writer would be ashamed to own, falls infinitely short...
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The Works of the Right Honourable Joseph Addison, Volume 3

Joseph Addison - 1811
...ornament of our nature. They soften insolence, soothe affliction, and subdue the mind to the dispensations of Providence. It is no wonder, therefore, that in...excels that of Greece and Rome, in the intricacy and disposition of the fable ; but, what a Christian writer would be ashamed to own, falls infinitely short...
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The Spectator [by J. Addison and others]: with sketches of the lives of the ...

Spectator The - 1816
...ornament of our nature. They soften insolence, soothe affliction, and subdue the mind to the dispensations of Providence. It is no wonder, therefore, that in...excels that of Greece and Rome, in the intricacy and disposition of the fable ; but, what a Christian writer would be ashamed to own, falls infinitely short...
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The British essayists; to which are prefixed prefaces by J. Ferguson, Volume 37

British essayists - 1819
...ornament of our nature. They soften insolence, sooth affliction, and subdue the mind to the dispensations of Providence. It is no wonder therefore that in all...excels that of Greece and Rome, in the intricacy and disposition of the fable ; but, what a -Christian writer would be ashamed to own, falls infinitely...
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