But he put his purpose to the proof; and so should we -- to every proof, before we ignore this for the sake of disparate gains beyond. In attacking critics' attempts to limit classification of drama into just two categories, tragedy which ends sadly and comedy which ends happily, Cinthio goes on to say: "Critics fall into this error because they were of the opinion that there cannot be a tragedy which ends happily" Gilbert, Admitting that he was a unique genius, as shown in many passages of force and beauty, it was thought that the plays would be much better if they were less original and more imitative of the ancient models, and the poet had always kept to a certain dignity of diction and situation, and in particular had observed the formal rules which were supposed to be deduced from the plays of the ancient dramatists and were known as the three unities.
I expected to receive a powerful aesthetic pleasure, but having read, one after the other, works regarded as his best: " King Lear ," " Romeo and Juliet ," " Hamlet " and " Macbeth ," not only did I feel no delight, but I felt an irresistible repulsion and tedium He has written many happy lines; but his pieces can please only at London and in Canada.
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Coleridge barely alludes to it, and Lamb and Hazlitt of the early nineteenth century ignore it completely.