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" Time is, of all modes of existence, most obsequious to the imagination ; a lapse of years is as easily conceived as a passage of hours. In contemplation we easily contract the time of real actions, and therefore willingly permit it to be contracted when... "
Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge - Page 107
1833
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The Dramatick Writings of Will. Shakspere: With the Notes of All ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1788
...represent an action that happened years after the first, if it be so connected wilh it, that nothing nothing but time can be supposed to intervene ? Time...imagination ; a lapse of years is as easily conceived as a passage of hours. In contemplation we easily contracl the time of real aftions, and therefore willingly...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden ..., Volume 1, Part 2

John Dryden - 1800 - 596 pages
...we are neither in Rome nor Pontus ; that neither Mithridates nor Lucullus are before us. The dVama exhibits successive imitations of successive actions...imagination ; a lapse of years is as easily conceived as a passage of hours. In contemplation we easily contract the time of real actions, and therefore willingly...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1803
...we knowthat we are neither in Rome nor Pontus; that neither Mithridates nor Lucullvs are before us. The drama exhibits successive imitations of successive...imagination ; a lapse of years is as easily conceived as a passage of hours. In contemplation we easily contract the time of real actions, and therefore willingly...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare: With Notes of Various Commentators, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1806
...know that we are neither in Rome nor Pontus ; that neither Mithridates nor Lucullus are before us. The drama exhibits successive imitations of successive...imagination ; a lapse of years is as easily conceived as a passage of hours. In eontem plation we easily contract the time of real actions, and therefore willingly...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1806
...Pontus ; that neither Mithridates nor Lucullus are before us. The drama exhibits successive irritations of successive actions ; and why may not the second...imagination ; a lapse of years is as easily conceived as a passage of hours. In contemplation we easily contract the time of real actions, and therefore willingly...
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The Plays of William Shakespeare ...: With the Corrections and ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1809
...we know that we are neither in Home nor Pontus; that neither Mithridates nor Lucullus are before us. The drama exhibits successive imitations of successive...imagination; a lapse of years is as easily conceived as a passage of hours. In contemplation we easily contract the time of real action, and therefore willingly...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1809
...know that we are neither in Rome nor Pontus ; that neither Mithridates nor Lucullus are before us. The drama exhibits successive imitations of successive...imagination -, a lapse of years is as easily conceived as a passage of hours. In contemplation we easily contract the time of real actions, and therefore willingly...
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The plays of William Shakspeare, with the corrections and illustr ..., Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1809
...know that we are neither in Rome nor Pontus; that neither .Mithridates nor Lucullus are before us. The drama exhibits successive imitations of successive...imagination; a lapse of years is as easily conceived aa a passage of hours. In contemplation we easily contract the time of real action, and therefore willingly...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With An Essay on His Life and ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1810
...know that we are neither in Rome nor Pontus ; that neither Mithridates nor Litcullus are before us. The drama exhibits successive imitations of successive...be supposed to intervene ? Time is, of all modes of exist-- ence, most obsequious to the imagination ; a lapse of years is as easily conceived as a passage...
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The Works of William Shakespeare, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1810
...successive imitations of successive actions, and why may not the second imitation represent an actiSn that happened years after the first ; if it be so...is, of all modes of existence, most obsequious to ihe imagination ; a lapse of years is as easily conceived as a passage of hours. In contemplation we...
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