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" From the narrow limitation of time necessarily arises the contraction of place. The spectator who knows that he saw the first act at Alexandria cannot suppose that he... "
Pantologia. A new (cabinet) cyclopędia, by J.M. Good, O. Gregory, and N ... - Page 3
by John Mason Good - 1819
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Mr. Johnson's Preface to His Edition of Shakespear's Plays

Samuel Johnson - 1765 - 72 pages
...fuppofe that he fees the next at Rome, at a diftance to which not the dragons of Medea could, in fo fhort a time, have^ transported him ; he knows with certainty...changed his place; and he knows that place cannot change itfelf ; that what was a houfe cannot become a plain ; that what was Thebes can never be Perfepolis....
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The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal, Volume 33

Books - 1765
...Rome, at a diftance to which not the dragons of Medea could, in fo fliort a time, have tranfported him ; he knows with certainty that he has not changed his place ; and he knours that * Our Editor admits that Shakefpeare hath Ihewn no regard t* die unities of time and place....
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The Monthly Review Or Literary Journal

Several Hands - 1765
...Rome, at a diftance to which not the dragons of Medea could, in fo fliort a time, have tranfportcd him ; he knows with certainty that he has not changed his place j and he knows that * Our Editor admits that Shakefpeare hath ”hewn no regard to the unities of time...
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Prefaces. Tempest. Two gentlemen of Verona. Merry wives of Windsor

William Shakespeare - 1773
...at Rome, at a diflance to which not the dragons of Medea could, in fo fhort a time, have tranfported him ; he knows with certainty that he has not changed his place; and he knows that place cannot change itfelf; that what was a houfe cannot become a plain ; that what was Thebes can never be Perfepolis....
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Miscellaneous and Fugitive Pieces, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1774
...at Rome, at a Diftance to which not the Dragons of Medea could, in fo fhort a Time, have tranfporteu him : He knows with Certainty that he has not changed...his Place ; and he knows that Place cannot change itfelf; that what was a Houfe cannot become a Plain ; that what was TKebei can never be Perfepolis....
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Miscellaneous and Fugitive Pieces, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1774 - 375 pages
...at Rome, at a Diftance to which not the Dragons of Medea could, in fo fhort a Time, have tranfported him : He knows with Certainty that he has not changed...his Place ; and he knows that Place cannot change itfelf ; that what was a Houfe cannot become a Plain ; that what was Tbehei can never be Perfepolis....
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Miscellaneous and Fugitive Pieces, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1774
...Rome, at a Diftance to which not the Dragons of Medea could, in fo fliort a Time, have tranfported him : He knows with Certainty that he has not changed his Place j and he knows that Place cannot change itfelf ; that what was a Houfe cannot become a Plain ; that...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare in Ten Volumes: Prefaces. The tempest. The ...

William Shakespeare - 1778
...he fees the next at Rome, at a diflance to which not the dragons of Medea could, in fo (hort a tkne, have transported him ; he knows with certainty that he has not changed his place ; and he knows that piace cannot change itfelf ; that what was a houfe cannot become a plain ; that what was Thebes can...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The Adventurer. Philological tracts

Samuel Johnson, Sir John Hawkins - English literature - 1787
...Rome, at a diftance to which not the dragons of Aledca could, in fo fhort a time, have traniported him ; he knows with certainty that he has not changed...his place ; and he knows that place cannot change itfelf ; that what was a houfe cannot become a plain ; that what was TbebcS can never be Per/'epolis....
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The Dramatick Writings of Will. Shakspere: With the Notes of All ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1788
...at Alexandria, cannot suppose that he sees the next at Rome, at a distance: to which not the dragons of Medea could, in so short a time, have transported...he knows that place cannot change itself; that what was a house cannot become a plain ; that what was Thebes caa never be Persepolis. Such • -S|uch is...
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