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" 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 comedies of Congreve did not rack him with remorse in his last moments,... "
A Portraiture of Quakerism: Taken from a View of the Education and ... - Page 96
by Thomas Clarkson - 1806
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Elements of criticism: Volume I [-II]., Volume 2

Lord Henry Home Kames - Criticism - 1765
...their country, employing the talents they have from their Maker mofl traitoroufly againft himfelf, by endeavouring to corrupt and disfigure his creatures...If the comedies of Congreve did not rack him with remorfe in his laft >.. moments, he muft have been loft to all fenfe of virtue. Nor will it afford...
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Elements of Criticism, Volume 1

Lord Henry Home Kames - Criticism - 1788
...writers to be who thus employ the talents they have from their Maker moft traitoroufly againft himfelf, by endeavouring to corrupt and disfigure his creatures...If the comedies of Congreve did not rack him with remorfe in his laft moments, he muft have been loft to all fenfe of virtue. Nor will it afford any...
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The Columbian phenix and Boston review, Volume 1

Massachusetts - 1800 - 452 pages
...they have from their Maker moil traitoroufly againft himfelf, by endeavouring to corrupt and dis gure his creatures ! If the comedies of Congreve did not rack him with remorfe in his lail moments, he muft have been lo I to all fenfe of virtue. Nor will it afford any...
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The Monthly Mirror: Reflecting Men and Manners: With Strictures ..., Volume 18

1804
...country ; employing the talents which they have received from their maker most traitorously ngainst himself, by endeavouring to corrupt and disfigure...moments, he must have been lost to all sense of virtue." Vol. II. 479. I am happy, however, to have it in my power to observe, that, of late years, a sensible...
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Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres, Volume 2

Hugh Blair - English language - 1807
...thus spread infection through their native country ; employing the talents which they have received from their Maker most traitorously against himself,...moments, he must have been lost to all sense of virtue.'* VoL. II. 479. I am happy, however, to have it in my power to observe, that of late years, a sensible...
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An Essay on the Character and Influence of the Stage on Morals and Happiness

John Styles - Theater - 1807 - 188 pages
...traiterously against him, by endeavouring to corrupt and disfigure his creatures! If the Come1dies of Congreve did not rack him with remorse in his last...moments, he must have been lost to all sense of virtue ! The testimony -of Cumberland, a writer of plays, much more moral and decent than most of his contemporaries...
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An Essay on the Character and Influence of the Stage on Morals and Happiness

John Styles - Theater - 1807 - 188 pages
...traiterously against him, by endeavouring to corrupt and disfigure his creatures! If the Come-' H dies of Congreve did not rack him with remorse in his last...moments, he must have been lost to all sense of virtue! The testimony of Cumberland, a writer of plays, much more moral and decent than most of his contemporaries...
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Four Discourses on Subjects Relating to the Amusement of the Stage: Preached ...

James Plumptre - Theater - 1809 - 284 pages
...«pread infection through their native country, employing the talents, •which they have received from their Maker, most traitorously against Himself,...moments, he- must have been lost to all sense of virtue." (quoted also in Blair's Lectures, vol. iii. p. 380. The whole passage in Blair is worth reading.) We...
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Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres, Volume 3

Hugh Blair - English language - 1809
...employ*' ing the talents which they have received from " their Maker ,moft traitoroufly againft Himfelf^ " by endeavouring to corrupt and disfigure his *' creatures....the Comedies of Congreve did *' not rack him with remorfe in his laft moments, <' he muft have been loft to all fenfe of virtue." Vol. IL 479. I AM happy,...
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Lectures on rhetoric and belles lettres, Volume 3

Hugh Blair - 1811
...against him" self, by endeavouring to corrupt and disfigure " his creatures. If the comedies ofCongreve did " not rack him with remorse in his last moments,..." he must have been lost to all sense of virtue." Vol. II. 479. I AM happy, however, to have it in rtiy powef to observe, that, of late years, a sensible...
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