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" That this is a practice contrary to the rules of criticism will be readily allowed; but there is always an appeal open from criticism to nature. The end of writing is to instruct; the end of poetry is to instruct by pleasing. "
The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes - Página 136
por Samuel Johnson - 1809
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Literature of the English Language: Comprising Representative Selections ...

Ephraim Hunt - 1872 - 640 páginas
...serious and ludicrous characters, and, in the successive evolutions of the design, sometimes produce seriousness and sorrow, and sometimes levity and laughter....to instruct ; the end of poetry is to instruct by pleasing.1) That the mingled drama may convey all the instruction of tragedy or comedy can not be denied,...
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The National Fifth Reader: Containing a Complete and Practical Treatise on ...

Richard Green Parker - 1873 - 581 páginas
...serious and ludicrous characters, and, in the successive evolutions of the design, sometimes produce seriousness and sorrow, and sometimes levity and laughter....of criticism will be readily allowed ; but there is alway an appeal open from criticism to nature. The end of writing is to instruct ; the end of poetry...
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Philosophy of English Literature: A Course of Lectures Delivered in the ...

John Bascom - 1893 - 318 páginas
...this artistic age were men of talent rather than of genius. " The end of writing," says Johnson, " is to instruct ; the end of poetry is to instruct by pleasing." Exactly, Pope would have said ; hardly, Shakespeare would have replied. Under this definition he proceeds...
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The Plays and Poems of Shakespeare, Volúmenes1-2

William Shakespeare - 1878
...serious and ludicrous characters, and, in the successive evolutions of the design, sometimes produce seriousness and sorrow, and sometimes levity and laughter. That this is a practice contrary to the rules of criiicism will be readily allowed; but there is always an appeal open from criticism to nature.; The...
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English Literature in the Eighteenth Century

Alfred Hix Welsh - 1880 - 158 páginas
...knowledge of the heart in a page of Kichardson than in all Fielding. 'The end of writing,' he says, 'is to instruct ;' the end of poetry is to instruct by pleasing. Hence, his criticism of Shakespeare : ' He sacrifices virtue to convenience, and is so much more careful...
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: Comprising His Plays, and Poems ...

William Shakespeare - 1882 - 926 páginas
...••.;-,.•-'- and sorrow, and sometimes levity «n J 'auglner. hat this is a practice contiary appea' open from criticism to nature. The end of writing is to instruct ; the end of poetry to instruct...
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Development of English Literature and Language

Alfred Hix Welsh - 1882
...knowledge of the heart in a, page of Richardson than in all Fielding. 'The end of writing,' lie says, 'is to instruct.' The end of poetry is to instruct by pleasing ; hence his criticism of Shakespeare: 1 He sacrifices virtue to convenience, and is so much more careful...
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School Reading by Grades: Eighth Year

James Baldwin - 1897 - 240 páginas
...serious and ludicrous characters, and, in the successive evolutions of the design, sometimes produce seriousness and sorrow, and sometimes levity and laughter....to the rules of criticism will be readily allowed; 20 but there is always an appeal open from criticism to nature. The end of writing is to instruct;...
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School Reading by Grades: First[-eighth] Year, Libro 8

James Baldwin - 1897
...serious and ludicrous characters, and, in the successive evolutions of the design, sometimes produce seriousness and sorrow, and sometimes levity and laughter....to the rules of criticism will be readily allowed; 20 but there is always an appeal open from criticism to nature. The end of writing is to instruct;...
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Shakespeare and His Critics

Charles Frederick Johnson - 1909 - 386 páginas
...powers of exciting laughter and sorrow not only in one mind but in one composition.' He admits : — That . . . this is a practice contrary to the rules...be readily allowed ; but there is always an appeal from criticism to nature. The end of writing is to instruct,1 the j end of poetry is to instruct by...
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