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" But love is only one of many passions, and as it has no great influence upon the sum of life, it has little operation in the dramas of a poet, who caught his ideas from the living world, and exhibited only what he saw before him. He knew, that any other... "
The London Encyclopaedia: Or, Universal Dictionary of Science, Art ... - Página 136
editado por - 1829
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The Mirror and the Lamp: Romantic Theory and the Critical Tradition

Meyer Howard Abrams - 1971 - 406 páginas
...praises Shakespeare's characters, for example, because they are species, he later goes on to say that 'characters thus ample and general were not easily...no poet ever kept his personages more distinct from each other.' *1 Imlac's admonition to the poet to describe the general properties and familiar appearances...
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Shakespeare and the Traditions of Comedy

Leo Salingar - 1974 - 356 páginas
...mood of holiday. In the eyes of Dr Johnson, I? Shakespeare, unlike other playwrights, was an author 'who caught his ideas from the living world, and exhibited only what he saw before him'; and in his Preface1 he goes on to defend the dramatist for breaking through conventional distinctions...
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Neo-Classical Dramatic Criticism 1560-1770

Thora Burnley Jones, Bernard De Bear Nicol - 1976 - 188 páginas
...concerned with love:8 But love is only one of many passions; and as it has no great influence upon the sum of life, it has little operation in the dramas of...world, and exhibited only what he saw before him. (p. 108) • Nichol Smith. Eighteenth Century Essays. Surely here Johnson is applying some peculiar...
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A Critical History of English Literature, Vol. 3, Volumen3

David Daiches - 1979 - 319 páginas
...the love story. "But love is only one of many passions; and as it has no great influence upon the sum of life, it has little operation in the dramas of...exorbitant, was a cause of happiness or calamity." Shakespeare's plays are genuinely "the mirror of life," and from them "a hermit may estimate the transactions...
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The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism: Volume 4, The Eighteenth Century

George Alexander Kennedy, H. B. Nisbet, Claude Rawson, Raman Selden - 1989 - 970 páginas
...Shakespeare's characters are individual because their characteristics are universally recognizable: 'Characters thus ample and general were not easily...no poet ever kept his personages more distinct from each other' (p. 64). In a quite similar way, Fielding's novels are filled with vivid details but rest...
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Fictions of Reality in the Age of Hume and Johnson

Leopold Damrosch - 1989 - 262 páginas
...which are mere fictions of the imagination" (Treatise 85). So also Shakespeare, according to Johnson, "caught his ideas from the living world, and exhibited only what he saw before him" (Preface 63-64), with the result that his dialogue, for instance, "seems scarcely to claim the merit...
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Sources of Dramatic Theory: Volume 2, Voltaire to Hugo

D. J. Conacher - 1991 - 292 páginas
...language is depraved. But love is only one of many passions, and as it has no great influence upon the sum of life, it has little operation in the dramas of a poet, who caught his ideas from 18 Cicero. Letters to his Friends 16. 8. 19 This Hierocles probably lived in the fourth century. A...
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William Shakespeare: The Critical Heritage, Volumen5

Brian Vickers - 1995 - 568 páginas
...language is depraved. But love is only one of many passions, and as it has no great influence upon the sum of life it has little operation in the dramas of a...no poet ever kept his personages more distinct from each other. I will not say with Pope that every speech may be assigned to the proper speaker,1 because...
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The Anxiety of Influence: A Theory of Poetry

Harold Bloom, Prof. Harold Bloom, Sterling Professor of the Humanities Harold Bloom - 1997 - 157 páginas
...up by Dr. Johnson in his Preface to his edition of Shakespeare (i765). Johnson improves upon Dryden: "Characters thus ample and general were not easily...no poet ever kept his personages more distinct from each other." "Distinct" is the center of praise here, and marks Shakespeare's endless power of influencing...
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The Passion for Happiness: Samuel Johnson and David Hume

Adam Potkay - 2000 - 241 páginas
...quickened or retarded But love is only one of many passions, and as it has no great influence upon the sum of life, it has little operation in the dramas of a poet, who caught his ideas from the living world . . . He knew, that any other passion, as it was regular or exorbitant, was a cause of happiness or...
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