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" The truth is that the spectators are always in their senses and know from the first act to the last that the stage is only a stage and that the players are only players. "
The classical movement in French literature - Page 52
by Hugh Fraser Stewart - 1923 - 164 pages
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The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal, Volume 33

Books - 1765
...are always in their fenfes, and know, from the firlt act to the laft, that the ftage is only a ftage, and that the players are only players. They come to hear, a, certain number of lines recited with juft gefture and elega.nt modulation. The lines relate to fome action, and an ac-. tion muft be in...
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Mr. Johnson's Preface to His Edition of Shakespear's Plays

Samuel Johnson - 1765 - 72 pages
...are always in their fenfes, and know, from the firft aft to the laft, that the ftage is only a ftage, and that the players are only players. They come to hear a certain number of lines recited with juft gefture and elegant modulation. The lines relate to fome action, and an action muft be in fome...
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Annual Register, Volume 8

Edmund Burke - History - 1766
...always in their fenfes, and know, from the firft aft to the laft, 'that th« ftage is only a ifece, and that the players are only players. They come to hear a certain num' ber of line» recited with juft gefture and elegant modulation. The lines relate to fome aclion,...
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The plays of William Shakespeare, with the corrections and illustr ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1768
...are always in their fenfes, and know, from the firft aft to the laft, that the ftage is only a ftage, and that the players are only players. They come to hear a certain number of lines recited with juft gefture and elegant modulation. The lines relate to fome aftion, and an aftion muft be in fome...
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Prefaces. Tempest. Two gentlemen of Verona. Merry wives of Windsor

William Shakespeare - 1773
...are always in their fenfes, and know, from the firfl aft to the hft, that the ftage is only a ftage, and that the players are only players. They come to hear a certain number of lines recited with juft gefture and elegant modulation. The lines relate to fome action, and an action muft be in fome...
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Miscellaneous and Fugitive Pieces. ...

1774
...Truth is, that the Spectators are always in their Senfes, and know, from the firft Aft to the laft, that the Stage is only a Stage, and that the Players...come to hear a certain Number of Lines recited with juft Gefture and elegant Modulation. The Lines relate to fome Action, and an Action mud be in fome...
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Miscellaneous and Fugitive Pieces, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1774 - 375 pages
...Truth is, that the Spectators are always in their Sertfes, and know, from the firft Act to the laft, that the Stage is only a Stage, and that the Players...come to hear a certain Number of Lines recited with juft Gefture and elegant Modulation. The Lines relate to fome Action, and an Action muft be in fome...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare in Ten Volumes: Prefaces. The tempest. The ...

William Shakespeare - 1778
...always in their fenfes, and know, from the firft aft to the laft, that the ftage is only a ftage, arid that the players are only players. They come to hear a certain number of lines recited with juft gefture and elegant modulation. The lines relate to fome aŁtion, and an aftion muft be in fome...
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The Dramatick Writings of Will. Shakspere: With the Notes of All ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1788
...brains that can make the stage a field. The truth is, that the spectators are always in their senses, and know, from the first act to the last, that the...stage, and that the players are only players. They came to hear a certain number of lines recited with just gesture and elegant modulation. The lines...
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The Plays of William Shakspeare: In Fifteen Volumes. With the ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1793
...are always in their fenfes, and know, from the firft act to the laft, that the ftage is only a ftage, and that the players are only players. They come to hear a certain number of lines recited with juft gefture and elegant modulation. The lines relate to fome aftion, and an action muft be in fome...
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