An Essay on Comedy: And the Uses of the Comic Spirit

An Essay on Comedy: And the Uses of the Comic Spirit

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An Essay on Comedy: And the Uses of the Comic Spirit

An Essay on Comedy: And the Uses of the Comic Spirit

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ON THE IDEA OF COMEDY AND OF THE USES OF THE COMIC SPIRIT1

Good Comedies are such rare productions, that notwithstanding the wealth of our literature in the Comic element, it would not occupy us long to run over the English list. If they are brought to the test I shall propose, very reputable Comedies will be found unworthy of their station, like the ladies of Arthur's Court when they were reduced to the ordeal of the mantle.

There are plain reasons why the Comic poet is not a frequent apparition; and why the great Comic poet remains without a . . .

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