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" ... species of composition. To convey instruction in a pleasant manner, and mix entertainment with it, is certainly a commendable undertaking, perhaps more likely to be attended with success than graver precepts; and even where amusement is the chief... "
The History of Pompey the Little: Or, The Life and Adventures of a Lap-dog - Page iv
by Francis Coventry - 1761 - 291 pages
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The British Novelists: With an Essay, and Prefaces, Biographical ..., Volume 23

English literature - 1820
...to be attended with success than graver precepts; and where amusement is chiefly consulted, there is merit in making people laugh, when it is done without giving offence to religion, virtue^ or good manners. If the laugh be not raised at the expense of innocence or decency, good humour...
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