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" It may be observed, that in many of his plays the latter part is evidently neglected. When he found himself near the end of his work, and in view of his reward, he shortened the labour to snatch the profit. He therefore remits his efforts where he should... "
The Eton miscellany, by Bartholomew Bouverie - Page 43
by Eton miscellany - 1827
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The Works of Shakespeare: King Richard II, 1939

William Shakespeare - 1921
...dramatic verse. 'It may be observed,' writes Dr Johnson in a magisterial mood, 'that in many of his plays the latter part is evidently neglected. When...reward, he shortened the labour to snatch the profit.' But lack of artistic conscience may be too simple an explanation. Shakespeare undoubtedly had to work...
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