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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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Readings in English Prose of the Eighteenth Century

Raymond Macdonald Alden - 1911 - 724 páginas
...serious and ludicrous characters, and, in the successive evolutions of the design, sometimes produce seriousness and sorrow, and sometimes levity and laughter....a practice contrary to the rules of criticism will s Be readily allowed ; but there is always an appeal open from criticism to nature. The end of writing...
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European Theories of the Drama: An Anthology of Dramatic Theory and ...

Barrett Harper Clark - 1918 - 501 páginas
...Shakespeare (1768) he mentions the poet's mingling of the tragic and the comic in a single play, saying that " this is a practice contrary to the rules of criticism will be readily allowed," but he adds what is of great significance: "but there is always an appeal open from criticism to nature."...
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European Theories of the Drama: An Anthology of Dramatic Theory and ...

Barrett Harper Clark - 1918 - 501 páginas
...he mentions the poet's mingling of the tragic and the comic in a single play, saying that " this i? a practice contrary to the rules of criticism will be readily allowed," but he adds what is of great significance : " but there is always an appeal open from criticism to nature."...
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Doctor Johnson: A Study in Eighteenth Century Humanism

Percy Hazen Houston - 1923 - 280 páginas
...preachments. As a rule, however, Johnson is fairly reasonable in his demands for moral instruction. "The end of writing is to instruct; the end of poetry is to instruct by pleasing," he declared at the beginning of the Preface. His whole emphasis on the moral effect of art arises from...
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The Mirror and the Lamp: Romantic Theory and the Critical Tradition

Meyer Howard Abrams - 1958 - 406 páginas
...be his subject, shews plainly, that he has seen with his own eyes. . .' " But, Johnson also claims, 'The end of writing is to instruct; the end of poetry is to instruct by pleasing.' ** It is to this function of poetry, and to the demonstrated effect of a poem upon its audience, that...
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Neo-Classical Dramatic Criticism 1560-1770

Thora Burnley Jones, Bernard De Bear Nicol - 1976 - 188 páginas
...has brought them together again and in so doing has demonstrated a true dramatic kinship with nature: That this is a practice contrary to the rules of criticism will readily be allowed; but there is always an appeal open from * Nichol Smith, Eighteenth Century Essays,...
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A Critical History of English Literature: The Restoration to 1800, Volumen3

David Daiches - 1979 - 319 páginas
...But for Johnson the imitative function of literature went side by side with its didactic function. "The end of writing is to instruct; the end of poetry is to instruct by pleasing." It seems at times as though Johnson's point is that poetry should instruct the reader in the facts...
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Gibbon's Solitude: The Inward World of the Historian

W. B. Carnochan - 1987 - 225 páginas
...and Giuseppe Giarrizzo, Edward Gibbon e la cultura Europea del settecento (Naples, 1954), passim. 32. "The end of writing is to instruct; the end of poetry is to instruct by pleasing." (Samuel Johnson, Preface to Shakespeare, in Johnson on Shakespeare, ed. Arthur Sherbo, intro. Bertrand...
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Twentieth-Century Literary Theory: An Introductory Anthology

Vassilis Lambropoulos, David Neal Miller - 1987 - 521 páginas
...his subject, shews plainly, that he has seen with his own eyes . . . '42 But, Johnson also claims, 'The end of writing is to instruct; the end of poetry is to instruct by pleasing.'4' It is to this function of poetry, and to the demonstrated effect of a poem upon its audience,...
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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
...test of experience to the standard criticism of the incorrectness of Shakespeare's 'mingled drama': 'That this is a practice contrary to the rules of...is always an appeal open from criticism to nature' (Preface to Shakespeare, Yale edn, VII, p. 67). Edmund Burke, too, accounted for our 'ideas' of the...
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