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" The play, like many others, was plainly written only to divert, without any moral purpose, and is therefore not likely to do good; nor can it be conceived, without more speculation than life requires or admits, to be productive of much evil. Highwaymen... "
The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Prior. Congreve. Blackmore ... - Página 133
por Samuel Johnson - 1781 - 503 páginas
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PREFACES BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL TO THE WORKS OF THE ENGLISH POETS.

SAMUEL JOHNSON - 1781
...productive 2 of of much evil. Highwaymen and houfe-' breakers feldom frequent the play houfe, ormingle in any elegant diverfion ; nor is it poffible for...fafety, becaufe he fees Macheath reprieved upon the flage. This obje&ion however, or fome other rather political than moral, obtained fnch prevalence,...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets; with critical ..., Volumen3

Samuel Johnson - 1781
...purpofe, and is therefore not likely to do good ; nor can it be conceived, without more fpeculation than life requires or admits, to be productive of...feldom frequent the playhoufe, or mingle in any elegant diverfiorj; nor is it poffible for any one to imagine that he may rob with fafety, becaufe he ices...
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Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English ..., Volumen58

Samuel Johnson - 1781
...purpofe, and is therefore not likely to do good ; nor can it be conceived, .without more fpeculation than life requires or admits, to be productive of much! evil. . Highwaymen and houfc* breaker&feldom frequent the playhoufe, of mingle in any elegant diverfion ; nor is it poffible...
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The works of the English poets. With prefaces, biographical and ..., Volumen3

English poets - 1790
...Highwaymen and houfe-breakers feldom frequent the play-houfc, or mingle in any elegant diverlion ; nor is it poffible for any one to imagine that he...fafety, becaufe he fees Macheath reprieved upon the fege. This obje&ion however, or fome other rather political than moral, obtained fuch prevalence, that...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson.LL.D..: The lives of the English poets

Samuel Johnson - 1792
...purpofe, and is therefore not likely to do good; nor can it be conceived, without more fpeeulation than life requires or admits, to be productive of...reprieved upon the ftage. This objection however, or fomc other rather political than moral, obtained luch prevalence, that when Gay produced a fecond part...
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Fables, Volumen1

John Gay - 1793 - 256 páginas
...purpofe, and is therefore not likely to do good ; nor can it be conceived, without more fpeculation than life requires or admits, to be productive of...becaufe he fees Macheath reprieved upon the ftage. This This objeñion however, or Come other rather political than moral, obtained fuch prevalence, that when...
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Elegant edition of fables by John Gay, with the life of the author

John Gay - 1796
...purpose, and is therefore not likely to do good ; nor can it be conceived, without more speculation than life requires or admits, to be productive of much evil. Highwaymen and house-breakers seldom frequent the play-house, or mingle in any elegant diversion ; nor is it possible...
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Fables ...: With a Life of the Author

John Gay - 1799 - 237 páginas
...moral purpofe, and is therefore not likely u do good; nor can it be conceived, without more fpeculation than life requires or admits , to be productive of...playhoufe, or mingle in any elegant diverfion; nor is it poltible for any one to imagine that he may rob with fafety, becaufe he fees Macheath reprieved upon...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - 1801
...purpofe, and is therefore not likely to do good ; nor can it be conceived, withouttnore fpeculation than life requires or admits, to Be productive of...becaufe he fees Macheath reprieved upon the ftage. This This objection however, or fome other rather political than moral, obtained fuch prevalence, that when...
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Lives of English poets

Samuel Johnson - 1801
...purpofe, and is therefore not likely to do good ; nor can it be conceived, without more fpeculation than life requires or admits, to be productive of...play-houfe, or mingle in any elegant diverfion ; nor is it poflible for any one to imagine that he may rob with fafety, becaufe he fees Macheath reprieved upon...
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