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" However, if I should grant that there were a greater latitude in characters of wit than in those of humour; yet that latitude would be of small advantage to such poets who have too narrow an imagination to write it. And to entertain an audience perpetually... "
The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected in Eighteen Volumes - Seite 225
von John Dryden, Walter Scott - 1808
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The Dramatick Works of John Dryden, Esq: Secret love: or, The maiden queen ...

John Dryden - 1725
...Wit, than in thofe of Humour ; yet that Latitude would be of fmall Advantage to fetch Poets, -who bave too narrow an Imagination to write it. And to entertain...Audience perpetually with Humour, is to carry them from theConverfation of Gentlemen, and treat them with the Follies and Extravagancies of Bedlam. I find...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden ..., Band 1,Teil 2

John Dryden - 1800 - 596 Seiten
...borrowed from the sixth satire of Juvenal against women. However, if I should grant, that there were a greater latitude in characters of wit, than in those...them with the follies and extravagancies of Bedlam. i I find I have launched out farther than I intended in the beginning of this Preface ; and that, in...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected in Eighteen Volumes ..., Band 3

John Dryden - 1808
...books : Witness the speeches in the first act, translated verbatim out of Ovid, " De Arte Ainandi" To omit what afterwards he /borrowed from the sixth...treat them with the follies and extravagancies of I,edlam. I find I have launched out farther than I intended in the beginning of this preface ; and...
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Essays of John Dryden: Introduction ; List of Dryden's works ; Epistle ...

John Dryden - 1900
...borrowed from the sixth satire of Juvenat^against women. 30 However, if I should grant, that there were a greater latitude in characters of wit, than in those...to entertain an audience perpetually with humour, , 35 is to carry them from the conversation of gentlemen, and treat them with the follies and extravagancies...
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Essays of John Dryden: Introdcution. List of Dryden's works. Epistle ...

John Dryden - 1900
...borrowed from the sixth satire of Juvenal against women. 30 However, if I should grant, that there were a greater latitude in characters of wit, than in those...to entertain an audience perpetually with humour, 35 is to carry them from the conversation of gentlemen, and treat them with the follies and extravagancies...
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The Works of John Dryden, Volume X: Plays: The Tempest, Tyrannick Love, An ...

John Dryden - 1970 - 576 Seiten
...borrowed from the sixth Satyre of Juvenal against Women. 20 However, if I should grant, that there were a greater latitude in Characters of Wit, than in those...of Gentlemen, and treat them with the follies and extravagances of Bedlam. I find I have launch'd out farther than I intended in the beginning of this...
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The Senses of Humor: Self and Laughter in Modern America

Daniel Wickberg - 1998 - 267 Seiten
...present. John Dryden, arguing in support of comedy based on wit, as opposed to humor, claimed in 1671 that "to entertain an Audience perpetually with Humour,...of Gentlemen, and treat them with the follies and extravagances of Bedlam ."31 If wit was "the conversation of gentlemen," based on cleverness, refinement,...
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