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" ... in the virtuous a disapprobation of the wicked ; he carries his persons indifferently through right and wrong, and at the close dismisses them without further care, and leaves their examples to operate by chance. This fault the barbarity of his age... "
The Plays of William Shakespeare ...: With the Corrections and Illustrations ... - Seite 122
von William Shakespeare - 1809
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The Harvard Classics, Band 39

Charles William Eliot - 1909
...them without further care, and leaves their examples to operate by chance. This fault the barbarity of his age cannot extenuate ; for it is always a writer's...may improve them, and so carelessly pursued, that lie seems not always fully to comprehend his own design. He omits opportunities of instructing or delighting...
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A History of Modern Criticism 1750-1950: Volume 1, The Later Eighteenth Century

René Wellek - 1981 - 368 Seiten
...without further care, and leaves their examples to operate by chance. This is a fault the barbarity of his age cannot extenuate; for it is always a writer's...better, and justice is a virtue independent on time and place." Johnson has been widely admired for this type of pronouncement, for his sturdy common sense,...
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Johnson on Shakespeare

Samuel Johnson - 1908 - 208 Seiten
...• for it is always a writer's duty_to make the wqrld^ better, and justice is a virtue independant on time or \ . place. The plots are often so loosely...seems not always fully to comprehend his own design. Iie_omits_ppgQrJ:ij.nities, .of instructing_or delighting which the train of his story seems to forcejurjpn...
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The Mirror and the Lamp: Romantic Theory and the Critical Tradition

Meyer Howard Abrams - 1971 - 406 Seiten
...of good or evil, nor is always careful to shew in the virtuous a disapprobation of the wicked. . . It is always a writer's duty to make the world better, and justice is a virtue independam on time or place.*T The pragmatic orientation, ordering the aim of the artist and the character...
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Twentieth-Century Literary Theory: An Introductory Anthology

Vassilis Lambropoulos, David Neal Miller - 1987 - 521 Seiten
...distribution of good or evil, nor is always careful to shew in the virtuous a disapprobation of the wicked ... It is always a writer's duty to make the world better, and justice is a virtue independant on time or place.47 The pragmatic orientation, ordering the aim of the artist and the character...
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Sources of Dramatic Theory: Volume 2, Voltaire to Hugo

D. J. Conacher - 1991 - 292 Seiten
...them without further care, and leaves their examples to operate by chance. This fault the barbarity of his age cannot extenuate; for it is always a writer's...and justice is a virtue independent on time or place It will be thought strange that, in enumerating the defects of this writer,26 I have not yet mentioned...
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William Shakespeare: The Critical Heritage, Band 5

Brian Vickers - 1995 - 568 Seiten
...them without further care, and leaves their examples to operate by chance. This fault the barbarity of his age cannot extenuate; for it is always a writer's...to make the world better, and justice is a virtue independant on time or place. The plots are often so loosely formed that a very slight consideration...
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The Re-imagined Text: Shakespeare, Adaptation, & Eighteenth-century Literary ...

Jean I. Marsden
...early eighteenth centuries, that a poet must represent a just universe. Johnson states explicitly that "it is always a writer's duty to make the world better,...justice is a virtue independent on time or place" (p. 71). Although he avoids using the term, in his emphasis on "a just distribution of good and evil,"...
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Samuel Johnson and the Culture of Property

Kevin Hart - 1999 - 244 Seiten
...examples to operate by chance'. There is no point appealing to moral relativism, 'this fault the barbarity of his age cannot extenuate; for it is always a writer's...world better, and justice is a virtue independent of time or place' (Yale, v1I, 71). To weigh Shakespeare's merits against 'the state of the age in which...
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The Merchant of Venice: A Guide to the Play

Vicki K. Janik - 2003 - 273 Seiten
...than to instruct, that he seems to write without any moral purpose. . . . This fault the barbarity of his age cannot extenuate, for it is always a writer's duty to make the words better. ... In narration he affects a disproportionate pomp of diction and a wearisome train...
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