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" But besides these gross absurdities, how all their plays be neither right tragedies nor right comedies, mingling kings and clowns, not because the matter so carrieth it, but thrust in the clown by head and shoulders to play a part in majestical matters,... "
The history of English dramatic poetry to the time of Shakespeare: and ... - Page 425
by John Payne Collier - 1831
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The works of the Honourable Sr. Philip Sidney, kt. in prose and verse: In ...

Sir Philip Sidney, Richard Bellings - 1724
...the dulled wit may conceive it. But The Defenfe of Poefy. 45 fjut befides thefe grofs abfurdities, how all their plays be neither right tragedies, nor right comedies, mingling kings and clown*, not becaufe the matter fo carneth, but thruft in the clown by head and moulders, to play a...
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Sir Philip Sydney's Defense of poetry: And observations on poetry and ...

Sir Philip Sidney, Ben Jonson - Poetry - 1787 - 144 pages
...needs no farther to be enlarged $ the dulleft wit may conceive it. But befides thefe grpfs abfurdities, how all their plays be neither right Tragedies nor right Comedies, mingling Kings and Clowns, not becaufe the matter fo carrieth, but thruft in the clown by head and fhoulders to play a part in rnajeflical...
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Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1872 - 196 pages
...imagine, and art hath taught, and all ancient examples justified. But, besides these gross ubsurdities, all their plays be neither right tragedies nor right...the clown by head and shoulders, to play a part in majestical matters with neither decency nor discretion." From all which it is evident enough that very...
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The miscellaneous prose works of sir Walter Scott

sir Walter Scott (bart [prose, collected]) - 1827
...tired until the fool came on the stage again. Hence Sir Philip Sidney's censure on these dramatists, " how all their plays be neither right tragedies nor right comedies, mingling kings with clowns ; not because the matter so carrieth it, but to thrust in the clown, by head and shoulders,...
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The Library of the Old English Prose Writers ...: Sir Philip Sidney's ...

English literature - 1831
...no farther to be enlarged ; the dullest wit may conceive it. But, besides these gross absurdities, how all their plays be neither right tragedies nor...the clown by head and shoulders to play a part in majestical matters, with neither decency nor discretion ; so as neither the admiration and commiseration,...
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Essays on Chivalry, Romance, and the Drama

Walter Scott - Chilvary - 1834 - 395 pages
...tired until thefool came onthe stage again. Hence Sir Philip Sidney's censure on these dramatists, " how all their plays be neither right tragedies nor right comedies, mingling kings with clowns ; not because the matter so carrieth it, but to thrust in the clown, by head and shoulders,...
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The Prose Works of Sir Walter Scott, Bart: Essays on chivalry, romance, and ...

Sir Walter Scott - France - 1834
...tired until thefool came on the stage again. Hence Sir Philip Sidney's censure on these dramatists, " how all their plays be neither right tragedies nor right comedies, mingling kings with clowns; not because the matter so carrieth it, but to thrust in the clown, by head and shoulders,...
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Knight's Store of Knowledge for All Readers: Being a Collection of Treatises ...

Charles Knight - 1841 - 424 pages
...preference of the classic school over the romantic, by objecting, as Sir Philip Sidney objects, that "plays be neither right tragedies nor right comedies mingling kings and clowns." There had been, according to Spenser, a state of the drama that would " Fill with pleasure The listeners'...
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William Shakspere: A Biography

Charles Knight - 1843 - 542 pages
...preference of the classic school over the romantic, by objecting, as Sir Philip Sidney objects, that " plays be neither right tragedies nor right comedies, mingling kings and clowns." There had been, according to Spenser, a state of the drama that would " Fill with pleasure The listeners'...
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The Works of William Shakspeare: The Text Formed from an Intirely ..., Volume 1

1844
...afterwards comes to a point previously urged by Whetstone ; for Sidney complains that plays were " neither right tragedies nor right comedies, mingling...the clown by head and shoulders, to play a part in majestical matters with neither decency nor discretion ; so as neither the admiration and commiseration,...
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