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" His first defect is that to which may be imputed most of the evil in books or in men. 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. From his writings indeed... "
The dramatic (poetical) works of William Shakspeare; illustr., embracing a ... - Page xxxiii
by William Shakespeare - 1850
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The complete works of William Shakspeare, with notes by the most ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1838
...pretensions to renown ; and little regard is due to that bigotry which sets candour higher than truth. His her. Vio. lam bound to your niece, lir : 1 uiean, social duly may be selected, for he that thinks reasonably must think morally; but his precepts and...
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Complete Works: With Dr. Johnson's Preface, a Glossary, and an ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1838 - 926 pages
...pretensions to renown ; and little regard is due to that bigotry which sets candour higher than truth. His Quickly tell me so mush. II utt. What say you to young master Fenton? h> social duty may be selected, for he that thinks reasonably must think morally ; but his precepts and...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1839
...earth upon the whole is spherical, though its surface is varied with protuberances and cavities. His first defect is that to which may be imputed most...moral purpose. From his writings, indeed, a system of social duty may be selected, for he that thinks reasonably must think morally ; but his precepts and...
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A Defence of the Stage: Or An Enquiry Into the Real Qualities of Theatrical ...

John William Cole - 1839 - 175 pages
...Johnson's opinion is diminished. "His first defect is that to which may be imputed most of the evils in books or in men : he sacrifices virtue to convenience,...moral purpose. From his writings, indeed, a system of social duty may be selected, for he that thinks reasonably must think morally." And in another part...
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A defence of the stage, or An inquiry into the real qualities of theatrical ...

John William Cole - 1839
...Johnson's opinion is diminished. "His first defect is that to which may be imputed most of the evils in books or in men : he sacrifices virtue to convenience,...moral purpose. From his writings, indeed, a system of social duty may be selected, for he that thinks reasonably must think morally" And in another part...
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William Shakespeare - 1841
...due to tbat bigotry which sets candor higher than truth. the evil in books or in men : he sacrifice* virtue to convenience, and is so much more careful...moral purpose. From his writings indeed a system of social duty may be selected, for he that thinks reasonably must think morally ; but his precepts and...
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The Plays and Poems of Shakespeare,: According to the Improved ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1844
...pretensions to renown ; and little regard is due to that bigotry which sets candor higher than truth. His first defect is that to which may be imputed most...moral purpose. From his writings indeed a system of social duty may be selected, for be that thinks reasonably must think morally ; but bis precepts and...
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Dramatic Works and Poems, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1847
...(Shakspeare's) first defect is that to which may be imputed most of tho evil in books or in men. lie sacrifices virtue to convenience ; and is so much...precepts and axioms drop casually from him :" (Would the p reface -writ er have wished the dramalist to give a connected treatise on ethics like the offices...
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The Plays & Poems of Shakespeare: Life of Shakespeare. Dr. Johnson's preface ...

William Shakespeare - 1857
...pretensions to renown ; and little regard is due to that bigotry which sets candor higher than truth. His first defect is that to which may be imputed most...is so much more careful to please than to instruct, *hat he seems to write without any moral purpose. From his writings indeed a system of social duty...
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Doubtful plays: Titus Andronicus. Pericles. The two noble kinsmen. Plays ...

William Shakespeare - 1867
...higher than truth. " His first defect is that to which may be imputed most of the evil in books or hi men. He sacrifices virtue to convenience, and is so...moral purpose. From his writings, indeed, a system of social duty may be selected, for he that thinks reasonably must think morally ; but his precepts and...
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