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" The modern tragedy excels that of Greece and Rome in the intricacy and disposition of the fable; but, what a Christian writer would be ashamed to own, falls infinitely short of it in the moral part of the performance. "
Harrison's British Classicks - Sivu 77
1786
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The Imperial magazine; or, Compendium of religious, moral ..., Nide 6

1824
...acknowledges its shocking corruption, is tremendous against its lewdness, and in one paper actually states, ' the modern tragedy excels that of Greece and Rome in the intricacy and disposition of the fable ; but, what a Christian writer would be ashamed to own, falls infinitely short...

The Elements of English Composition: Serving as a Sequel to the Study of Grammar

David Irving - 1821 - 318 sivua
...is violated in the above passage. A slight alteration will, in my opinion, improve the sentence : " The modern tragedy excels that of Greece and Rome, in the intricacy and disposition of the fable ; but, what a Christian writer should be ashamed to own, falls infinitely...

The Spectator: With Notes, and a General Index. The Eight Volumes Comprised ...

1822 - 771 sivua
...ornatntnt of our nature. They soften insolence, soolh'affiiction, and subdue the mind to the dispensations d, we are still no worse than the rest of our fellow-mortals...»ho raided at Blacklieath, and •£ "*om tome mount disposition of the fable ; but, what a Christian writer would be ushatned to own, falls infinitely...

The British essayists, with prefaces by A. Chalmers, Niteet 5–6

British essayists - 1823
...ornament of our nature. They soften insolence, soothe affliction, and subdue the mind to the dispensations of Providence. It is no wonder, therefore, that in...excels that of Greece and Rome, in the intricacy and disposition of the fable ; but, what a Christian writer would be ashamed to own, falls infinitely short...

The British Essayists: Spectator

Lionel Thomas Berguer - 1823
...ornament of our nature. They soften insolence, soothe affliction, and subdue the mind to the dispensations of Providence. It is no wonder therefore that in all...excels that of Greece and Rome, in the intricacy and disposition of the fable ; but, what a Christian writer would be ashamed to own, falls infinitely short...

The British Essayists: Spectator

James Ferguson - 1823
...ornament of our nature. They soften insolence, sooth affliction, and subdue the mind to the dispensations of Providence. It is no wonder therefore that in all...excels that of Greece and Rome, in the intricacy and disposition of the fable ; but, what a Christian writer would be ashamed to own, falls infinitely short...

The British Essayists: Spectator

1823
...ornament of our nature. They soften insolence, soothe affliction, and subdue the mind to the dispensations of Providence. It is no wonder, therefore, that in...modern tragedy excels that of Greece and Rome, in the intrieacy and disposition of the fable ; but, what a Christian writer would be ashamed to own, falls...

The Spectator: With Sketches of the Lives of the Authors, an Index ..., Nide 1

1824
...ornament of our nature'. They soften insolence, sooth affliction, and subdue the mind to the dispensations of providence. It is no wonder, therefore, that in...excels that of Greece and Rome in the intricacy and disposition of the fable; but, what a Christian writer would be ashamed to own, falls infinitely short...

A second selection from the papers of Addison in the Spectator and Guardian ...

Joseph Addison - 1828 - 80 sivua
...ornament of our nature. They soften insolence, sooth affliction, and subdue the mind to the dispensations of Providence. It is no wonder therefore that in all the polite 1 4 nations of the world, this part of the drama has met with public encouragement. • -Ji—UH! The...

The Persians of Aeschylus, tr. with notes by W. Palin

Aeschylus - 1829 - 80 sivua
...more of them than in 'The Persians'), one is really tempted to believe, with Addison, that though " the modern tragedy excels that of Greece and Rome, in the intricacy and disposition of the fable ; yet, what a Christian writer would be ashamed to own, it falls infinitely...




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