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" Opera the gangs of robbers were evidently multiplied. Both these decisions are surely exaggerated. The play, like many others, was plainly written only to divert, without any moral purpose, and is therefore not likely to do good ; nor can it be conceived,... "
A defence of the stage, or An inquiry into the real qualities of theatrical ... - Strana 93
autor/autoři: John William Cole - 1839
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The Western Antiquary; Or, Devon and Cornwall Notebook, Svazek 5

William Henry Kearley Wright - 1886
...Johnson supplied the correct corollary, as to Gay's intention in writing the piece, when he stated, " the play, like many others, was plainly written only to divert, without any moral purpose." I close this short article with the following singular and mournful anecdote, in connection with the...
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Res judicatae (1892). Essays about men, women, and books (1893)

Augustine Birrell - 1902
...multiplied by the popularity of The Beggars' Opera. ' It is not 'likely to do good,' says the Doctor, 'nor can it be ' conceived, without more speculation...requires ' or admits, to be productive of much evil.' The Church of England might as well have held its tongue. Gay, flushed with success, was not long in...
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"Polly Peachum": Being the Story of Lavinia Fenton (duchess of Bolton) and ...

Charles E. Pearce - 1913 - 382 str.
...strong common-sense. He characterises both the attack of Dr. Herring and the defence of Swift as " surely exaggerated. The play, like many others, was...more speculation than life requires or admits, to be Eroductive of much evil : Highwaymen and housereakers seldom frequent the playhouse, or mingle in any...
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The Collected Essays & Addresses of the Rt. Hon. Augustine Birrell ..., Svazek 1

Augustine Birrell - 1923
...regiment of " red females " against the Jacobites. " It is not likely to do good," says the Doctor, " nor can it be conceived, without more speculation...requires or admits, to be productive of much evil." The Church of England might as well have held its tongue. Gay, flushed with success, was not long in...
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The Beggar's Opera

Edgar V. Roberts - 1969 - 238 str.
...that it had ever done so. Johnson delivered a more decisive opinion in his Lives of the English Poets: "The play, like many others, was plainly written only...life requires or admits, to be productive of much evil."34 This argument, which succeeds only by emasculating Gay's satire, has provided a major defense...
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Oliver Twist, Or, The Parish Boy's Progress

Charles Dickens - 2003 - 553 str.
...to vice but to crimes, by making a highwayman the hero, and dismissing him at last unpunished . . . Both these decisions are surely exaggerated. The play,...can it be conceived, without more speculation than human life requires or admits, to be productive of much evil. Highwaymen and housebreakers seldom frequent...
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Once a Week, Svazek 4

Eneas Sweetland Dallas - 1861
...of highwaymen. Johnson, perhaps, struck a fair balance in regard to the play, when he said that it " was plainly written only to divert without any moral...requires or admits, to be productive of much evil." The explanation of the success of the play is not difficult, and may be found in the entire novelty...
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The European Magazine, and London Review, Svazek 40

1804
...The play", like many others, was plainly written eeiy to divert, ivilttut any morjl furpojê, an i is therefore not likely to do 'good ^ nor can it be conceived, without more fpecuhtion than life requires oradimtv to be productive of much evil. ¡r¡gbчцаутсп апЛ...
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