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" Townly, rather than the cold, the sober, though virtuous Lady Grace ? How odious ought writers to be who thus employ the talents they have from their Maker most traitorously against himself, by endeavouring to corrupt and disfigure his creatures ! If... "
The Monthly Mirror: Reflecting Men and Manners: With Strictures on Their ... - Página 268
1804
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Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres, Volumen3

Hugh Blair - 1823
...employing the talents which they have received " from their Maker most traitorously against him" self, by endeavouring to corrupt and disfigure " his creatures....Congreve " did not rack him with remorse in his last mo" ments, he must have been lost to all sense of " virtue." Vol. II. 479. I am happy, however, to...
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An Inquiry Into the Consistency of Popular Amusements with a Profession of ...

Thomas Charlton Henry - 1825 - 183 páginas
...against himself, by endeavouring to corrupt and disfigure his creatures ! If the comedies of Coagreve did not rack him with remorse in his last moments, he must have been lost to all sense of virtue. Nor will it afford any excuse to such writers, that their comedies are entertaining ; unless it could...
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An Inquiry Into the Consistency of Popular Amusements with a Profession of ...

Thomas Charlton Henry - 1825 - 183 páginas
...ought writers to be, who thus employ the talents they have from their Maker most traitorously against himself, by endeavouring to corrupt and disfigure his creatures ! If the comedies of Cougreve did not rack him with remorse in his last moments, he must have been lost to all sense of...
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Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres: Chiefly from the Kectures of Dr. Blair

Hugh Blair, Abraham Mills - 1832 - 360 páginas
...the former Lord Kames, with much force, observed, 'If the comedies of Congreve did not rack him frith remorse, in his last moments, he must have been lost to all sense of virtue.' Of late years, a reformation has gradually taken place in English comedy. Our writers of comedy now...
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Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres ...: To which are Added, Copious ...

Hugh Blair - 1833 - 549 páginas
...country, employing the talents which they have received from their Maker most traitorously against himself, by endeavouring to corrupt and disfigure...moments, he must have been lost to all sense of virtue.' Vol.11. 479. For this reformation, we are, questionless, much indebted to the French theatre, which...
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Elements of Criticism

Lord Henry Home Kames - 1833 - 504 páginas
...received from their Maker * Polybius, Lib. 4. cap. 3. most traitorously against himself, by endeavoring to corrupt and disfigure his creatures ! If the comedies...moments, he must have been lost to all sense of virtue. Nor will it afford any excuse to such writers, that their comedies are entertaining ; unless it could...
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The American Quarterly Observer, Volumen1

1833
...Sir Walter Scott, in the department of fiction ? " If the comedies of Congreve," said Lord Kames, " did not rack him with remorse in his last moments, he must have been lost to all sense of virtue." The remark admits of very extensive application. Not to dwell longer upon a theme, which is painfully...
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The American Quarterly Observer, Volumen1

Bela Bates Edwards - 1833
...Sir Walter Scott, in the department of fiction ? " If jhe comedies of Congreve," said Lord Kames, " did not rack him with remorse in his last moments, he must have T)een lost to all sense of virtue." The remark admits of very extensive application. Not to dwell longer...
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Lives of eminent and illustrious Englishmen, ed. by G. G. Cunningham, Volumen4

Englishmen - 1835
...Congreve's. Lord Kames has justly, though severely, said of them, " that if they did not rack their author with remorse in his last moments, he must have been lost to all sense of virtue." They roused Collier to his indignant attack upon the English stage, — an attack which Congreve attempted,...
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The Young men's magazine, Volúmenes1-2

British and foreign young men's society - 1837
...Maker most traitorously against himself, by endeavouring to corrupt and disfigure his creatures. [f the comedies of Congreve did not rack him with remorse...moments, he must have been lost to all sense of virtue" Hear another Critic : * " In general," remarks Blair, ' the tendency of both Congreve's and Farquhar's...
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