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" The objection arising from the impossibility of passing the first hour at Alexandria, and the next at Rome, supposes that when the play opens, the spectator really imagines himself at Alexandria, and believes that his walk to the theatre has been a voyage... "
The British Plutarch: Containing the Lives of the Most Eminent Divines ... - Page 314
by Francis Wrangham - 1816
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The Monthly Review Or Literary Journal

Several Hands - 1765
...Alexandria, and the next at Rome, fuppofes, that when the play opens the fpcclato: really imagines Jiimfelf at Alexandria, and believes that his walk to the theatre has been a voyage to Е'дурс, and that lie lives in the days of Antony and Cleopatra, aurejy he that imagines this may...
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Cursory Remarks on Tragedy, on Shakespeare and on Certain French and Italian ...

William Richardson - Tragedy - 1774 - 242 pages
...Alexandria and the next at Rome, " fuppofes, that when the play " opens the fpedator imagines him" felf at Alexandria, and believes " that his walk to the...voyage to Egypt, and that " he lives in the days of Anthony " and Cleopatra. " But the objection is not only to the impoffibility» but to the impropriety...
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Cursory Remarks on Tragedy, on Shakespeare and on Certain French and Italian ...

William Richardson, Edward Taylor - Tragedy - 1774 - 242 pages
...Alexandria and the next at Rome, " fuppofes, that when the play " opens the fpectator imagines him" felf at Alexandria, and believes ". that his walk to the...voyage to Egypt, and that " he lives in the days of Anthony " and Cleopatra. " But the objection is not only to the impoffibility, but to the impropriety...
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Miscellaneous and Fugitive Pieces. ...

1774
...Alexandria^ and the next at Rim:) fuppofes, that when the Play opens, the Spectator really imagines himfelf at Alexandria, and believes that his Walk to the Theatre has been a Voyage to E'j.ypt, and that he lives in the Days of Anttny and Clcjpatra. Surely he that imagines this, may imagine...
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The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for ...

History - 1793
...Alexandria, and the next at Rome, fuppofes, that when the play opens, the fpectator really imagines himfelf at Alexandria, and believes that his walk to the theatre...voyage to Egypt, and that he lives in the days of Anthony and Cleopatra. Surely he that imagines this, may imagine more. He that can take the ftage at...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden ..., Volume 1, Part 2

John Dryden - 1800 - 596 pages
...the unities of time and place. Dr. Johnson's masterly refutation of this argument is as follows : " The objection arising from the impossibility of passing...supposes, that when the play opens the spectator really I am almost fearful of illustrating any thing by similitude, lest he should confute it for an argument...
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Annual Register, Volume 8

History - 1802
...at Rome, fuppofes, that when the play opens, the ipeftator really imagines himfelf at Aïcxandr'm, and believes that his walk to the theatre has been a voyage to Egjf, and that he lives in the days of Anthony and Cieofalra. Surely he that imagines this, may imagine...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: With Notes of Various Commentators, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1806
...false. It is false, that any representation is mistaken for reality ; that any dramatick fable in its materiality •was ever credible, or, for a single...next at Rome, supposes, that when the play opens the spec-, tator really imagines himself at Alexandria, and believes that his walk to the theatre has been...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1806
...false. It is false, that any representation is mistaken for reality ; that any dramatick fable in its materiality was ever credible, or, for a single moment,...the first hour at Alexandria, and the next at Rome, supposes,that when the playopenc, the spectator really imagines himself at Alexandria, and believes...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1809
...false. It is false, that any representation is mistaken for reality ; that any dramatic fable in its materiality was ever credible, or, for a single moment,...passing the first hour at Alexandria, and the next at Home, supposes, that when the play opens, the spectator really imagines himself at Alexandria, and...
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