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Commonplace book of Arthur Murphy on humor and comedy, ca. 1760-1780.

Author: Arthur MurphyAristotle.John DrydenFontenelle, M. deHorace.All authors
Edition/Format:   Print book : Manuscript   Archival Material : English
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An extensive collection of extracts bearing on comedy and related subjects, from many authors but especially from Artistotle, Horace, Jonson, Dryden, Marmontel, Fontenelle, Richard Hurd, Corbyn Morris, and Voltaire. The extracts are gathered under such headings as Comedy, Humour, Wit, Farce, Ridicule, Raillery, and Causes of Laughter. The object of the collection appears to be the formulation of definitions and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Manuscripts
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Commonplace books
Named Person: William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare; William Shakespeare
Material Type: Manuscript
Document Type: Book, Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur Murphy; Aristotle.; John Dryden; Fontenelle, M. de; Horace.; Richard Hurd; Ben Jonson; Jean-François Marmontel; Corbyn Morris; Voltaire
OCLC Number: 263097648
Notes: The hand is Murphy's throughout. The dates given above are inferred only from those of works cited.
Description: 283 leaves (4 blank) ; 32.5 x 20 cm.

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An extensive collection of extracts bearing on comedy and related subjects, from many authors but especially from Artistotle, Horace, Jonson, Dryden, Marmontel, Fontenelle, Richard Hurd, Corbyn Morris, and Voltaire. The extracts are gathered under such headings as Comedy, Humour, Wit, Farce, Ridicule, Raillery, and Causes of Laughter. The object of the collection appears to be the formulation of definitions and critical principles. Shakespeare figures prominently.

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