Tragedy sentence examples

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  • For every tragedy, there is a possible happy ending.

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  • As we move toward that future, it is a great tragedy that the experiences of all the people of the past are lost to us.

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  • A Latin tragedy on her fate is attributed, though wrongly, to Seneca.

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  • It was as if I hadn't had time to come to grips with that tragedy with the world wind swirling around me.

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  • And the great tragedy is: During these three years, China exported more than twelve million tons of grain along with a literal cornucopia of other agricultural products.

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  • That this tragedy should have been reprinted in 1714 and acted in 1745 only shows that the public, as is often the case, had an eye to the catastrophe rather than to the development of the action.

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  • See Fernao Lopes, Chronica del Rey Dom Pedro (1735); Camoens, Os Lusiadas; Antonio Ferreira's Ines de Castro, - the first regular tragedy of the Renaissance after the Sofonisba of Trissino; Luis Velez de Guevara, Reinar despues de morir, an admirable play; and Ferdinand Denis, Chroniques chevaleresques de l'Espagne et du Portugal.

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  • Like this tragedy, The Broken Heart was probably founded upon some Italian or other novel of the day; but since in the latter instance there is nothing revolting in the main idea of the subject, the play commends itself as the most enjoyable, while, in respect of many excellences, an unsurpassed specimen of Ford's dramatic genius.

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  • All that kind of pre-established harmony Wagner left behind him the moment he deserted the heroes and villains of romantic opera for the visionary and true tragedy of gods and demi-gods, giants and gnomes, with beauty, nobility and love in the wrong, and the forces of destruction and hate set free by blind justice.

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  • In 1769 his tragedy of The Fatal Discovery had a run of nine nights; Alonzo also (1773) had fair success in the representation; but his last tragedy, Alfred (1778), was so coolly received that he gave up writing for the stage.

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  • 'Tis Pity she's a Whore has been justly recognized as a tragedy of extraordinary power.

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  • In 1760 his tragedy, The Siege of Aquileia, was put on the stage, Garrick taking the part of Aemilius.

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  • In 1850 he published a tragedy, Galileo Galilei, and two volumes of his Lectures on the Atomic Theory and Essays Scientific and Literary appeared in 1858, with a preface by his kinsman Dr John Brown, the author of Horae Subsecivae.

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  • This tragedy, known as " the Spanish Fury."

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  • Under the title of Gorboduc it was published first very corruptly in 1565, and in better form as The Tragedy of Ferrex and Porrex in 1570.

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  • In January 1641 the tragedy of Mirame, said to have been his own, was produced with great magnificence.

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  • As in a Greek tragedy, we hear in his works the echo of great events and terrible catastrophes; we do not see them.

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  • novel, Sophie, printed in 1786, and a tragedy, Jeanne Grey, published in 1790.

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  • He witnessed, in 1680, the total failure of his tragedy Aspar.

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  • Their mother, loving the latter most, avenged his death by murdering her son, and the people, horrified at her act, revolted and murdered both her and King Gorboduc. This legend was the subject of the earliest regular English tragedy which in 1561 was played before Queen Elizabeth in the Inner Temple hall.

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  • 2), and a tragedy took place in connexion with the chieftain's violation of Jacob's daughter Dinah.

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  • He also posed as an author and patron of literature; his poems, severely criticized by Philoxenus, were hissed at the Olympic games; but having gained a prize for a tragedy on the Ransom of Hector at the Lenaea at Athens, he was so elated that he engaged in a debauch which proved fatal.

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  • Ahab, it seems, had aroused popular resentment by encroaching upon the rights of the people to their landed possessions; had it not been for Jezebel (q.v.) the tragedy of Naboth would not have occurred.

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  • At any rate he had, at the end of 1777 and the beginning of 1778, been carefully finishing a new tragedy - Irene - for production in the capital.

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  • He is also said to have written, at dates unknown, The London Merchant (which, however, was an earlier name for Beaumont and Fletcher's Knight of the Burning Pestle) and The Royal Combat; a tragedy by him, Beauty in a Trance, was entered in the Stationers' Register in 1653, but never printed.

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  • In 240, the year after the end of the first Punic War, he produced at the ludi Romani a translation of a Greek play (it is uncertain whether a comedy or tragedy or both), and this representation marks the beginning of Roman literature (Livy vii.

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  • Its harmonic style is, except in the Grail music, even more abstruse than in Tristan; and the intense quiet of the action is far removed from the forces which in that tumultuous tragedy carry the listener through every difficulty.

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  • He once lay in hiding for two months with the duchesse du Maine at Sceaux, where were produced the comedietta of La Prude and the tragedy of Rome sauvee, and afterwards for a time lived chiefly at Luneville; here Madame du Chatelet had established herself at the court of King Stanislaus, and carried on a liaison with Saint-Lambert, an officer in the king's guard.

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  • While he is never ranked as a writer of tragedy with Ennius, Pacuvius or Accius, he is placed in the canon of the grammarian Volcaaus Sedigitus third (immediately after Caecilius and Plautus) in the rank of Roman comic authors.

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  • In a third tragedy, Love's Sacrifice (acted c. 1630; printed in 1633), he again worked on similar materials; but this time he unfortunately essayed to base the interest of his plot upon an unendurably unnatural possibility - doing homage to virtue after a fashion which is in itself an insult.

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  • he returned to Paris, to fall once more into literary and Templar society, and to make the tragedy of edipe, which he had already written, privately known.

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  • The Grof Dormandi Kalmdn(Count Coloman Dormandi) of Bela Beresenyi (1877) is a social tragedy of the French school.

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  • Among successful dramatic pieces may be mentioned the Falu rossza (Village Scamp) of Edward Toth (1875), which represents the life of the Hungarian peasantry, and shows both poetic sentiment and dramatic skill; A szerelem harcza (Combat of Love), by Count Geza Zichy; Iskdriot (1876) and the prize tragedy Tamora (1879), by Anthony Varady; Janus (1877), by Gregory Csiky; and the dramatized romance Szep Mikhal (Handsome Michal), by Maurus Jokai (1877).

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  • In Hyginus's version of the legend, founded apparently on a tragedy by some follower of Euripides, Antigone, on being handed over by Creon to her lover Haemon to be slain, was secretly carried off by him, and concealed in a shepherd's hut, where she bore him a son Macon.

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  • and his queen stood sponsors, Christine Antoinette Charlotte Desmares (1682-1753), was a fine actress in both tragedy and soubrette parts.

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  • It may suffice to repeat that no domestic tragedy has ever taught with more effective simplicity and thrilling truthfulness the homely double lesson of the folly of selfishness and the mad rashness of crime.

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  • C. Dahlmann's Geschichte der englischen 1 The subject is similar to that of Grillparzer's tragedy, Ein treuer Diener seines Herrn.

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  • Az ember tragoedidja (The Tragedy of Man), by Emeric Madach (1861), is a dramatic poem of a philosophical and contemplative character, and is not intended for the stage.

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  • Here also he wrote Lucinde (1799), an unfinished romance, which is interesting as an attempt to transfer to practical ethics the Romantic demand for complete individual freedom, and Alarcos, a tragedy (1802) in which, without much success, he combined romantic and classical elements.

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  • In 1756 the old nawab died, and was succeeded by his grandson Surajud-Dowlah, a young madman of 19, whose name is indelibly associated with the tragedy of the Black Hole.

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  • Supposing Dekker to be chiefly responsible for the scenes dealing with the unfortunate old woman whom persecution as a witch actually drives to become one, and Ford for the domestic tragedy of the bigamist murderer, it cannot be denied that both divisions of the subject are effectively treated, while the more important part of the task fell to the share of Ford.

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  • His first play, Agis: a tragedy, founded on Plutarch's narrative, was finished in 1747.

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  • Among his numerous publications are The Light Invisible, By What Authority?, The King's Achievement, Richard Raynal, Solitary, The Queen's Tragedy, The Sentimentalists, Lord of the World.

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  • In 1732 another tragedy, Eriphile, appeared, with the same kind of halting success which had distinguished the appearance of its elder sisters since Odipe.

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  • The imitation of Greek comedy, tragedy and epic poetry, which produced great results in the hands of Naevius, Plautus, Ennius and their successors, received its first impulse from him.

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  • Shelley's tragedy is well known as a magnificent piece of writing, although the author adopts a purely fictitious version of the story.

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  • Shortly before Catherine's death the friends quarrelled over a tragedy which the princess had allowed to find a place in the publications of the Academy, though it contained revolutionary principles, according to the empress.

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  • Almost at the same time, the 4th of March, his third tragedy, Mariamne appeared, was well received at first, but underwent complete damnation before the curtain fell.

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  • Rienzi's life and fate have formed the subject of a famous novel by Bulwer Lytton, of an opera by Wagner and of a tragedy by Julius Mosen.

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  • To throw that away because of an accident of circumstance would be a tragedy.

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  • He was the subject of a lost tragedy by Sophocles.

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  • Telramund, again, is no ordinary operatic villain; there is genuine tragedy in his moral ruin; and even the melodramatic Ortrud is a much more life-like intrigante than might be inferred from Wagner's hyperbolical stage-directions, which almost always show his manner at its worst.

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  • His first tragedy was produced between 452-449 B.C.; and he was third to Euripides and Iophon in the tragic contest of 429.

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  • He engaged in a foolish and undignified struggle with Crebillon (not fils), a rival set up against him by Madame de Pompadour, but a dramatist who, in part of one play, Rhadamiste et Zenobie, has struck a note of tragedy in the grand Cornelian strain, which Voltaire could never hope to echo.

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  • His dramatic poem La Tentazione and his tragedy Camma achieved some success in their day.

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  • It is to the marriage of this young knight that the house of Howard owes the tragedy of its greatness.

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  • Protesilaus was the subject of a tragedy by Euripides, of which some fragments remain.

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  • 1892) - in the first part he is regarded as having been remarkably successful; a tragedy, Die Wittwe des Agis (1858); the comedies, Die Liebesleugner (1855) and Durchs Ohr (1870; 6th ed.

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  • First among his special services to Latin literature was the fresh impulse which he gave to tragedy.

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  • It was a blunder to have allowed him to go, and the blunder ended in a tragedy, for while out on a reconnaissance with a few troopers they were surprised by Zulus, and the Prince Imperial was killed (June r, 1879).

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  • It is assumed that the glass dealer's tragedy inspired the great poet.

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  • senseless tragedy fade away into the weathered pages of history.

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  • You might not have liked Edith Shipton, but her death is still a tragedy.

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  • It matters little that Parsifal requires two nameless attendant characters in a long opening scene, for the sole purpose of telling the antecedents of the story, when a situation is thereby revealed which for subtlety and power has hardly a parallel since Greek tragedy.

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  • Although Voltaire had neither the perfect versification of Racine nor the noble poetry of Corneille, he surpassed the latter certainly, and the former in the opinion of some not incompetent judges, in playing the difficult and artificial game of the French tragedy.

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  • The drama that has made Castro's reputation is Las Mocedades del Cid (1 599 ?), to the first part of which Corneille was largely indebted for the materials of his tragedy.

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  • In his youth he had been a playgoer, but he shortly came to the conclusion that tragedy is a stilted and bombastic art, and after a time comedy interested him no more than tragedy.

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  • Meanwhile Harold, a tragedy of doom, was published in 1876; but, though perhaps the finest of its author's dramas,- it has never been acted.

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  • In the autumn of this year his tragedy of Becket was published, but the poet at last despaired of the stage, and disclaimed any hope of "meeting the exigencies of our modern theatre."

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  • Some of the eagles feathers, blown to his side, suggest the death of the bird; at his feet lies the corpse of the little boy, and the horror, grief and anger that such a tragedy would inspire are depicted with striking realism in the farmers face.

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  • Pilate's place in the Christian tragedy, and perhaps also in the Creed, stimulated legend about him in two directions, equally unhistorical.

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  • Although Rome wanted creative force to add a great series of tragic dramas to the literature of the world, yet the spirit of elevation and moral authority breathed into tragedy by Ennius passed into the ethical and didactic writings and the oratory of a later time.

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  • The work, begun by them, was carried on by younger contemporaries and successors; by Statius Caecilius (c.220-168), an Insubrian Gaul, in comedy; in tragedy by M.

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  • In 1673 the poet Dryden produced his tragedy of Amboyna, or the Cruelties of the Dutch to the English Merchants.

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  • The earliest English tragedy, Gorboduc (1565), the Mirror for Magistrates (1587), and Shakespeare's Lear, are instances in point.

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  • Maurice also contributed many prefaces and introductions to the works of friends, as to Archdeacon Hare's Charges, Kingsley's Saint's Tragedy, &c.

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  • Amphitryon was the title of a lost tragedy of Sophocles; the episode of Zeus and Alcmene forms the subject of comedies by Plautus and Moliere.

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  • In 1904 he published a "romantic monograph" of the 10th century, Theophano, and in 1906 a verse tragedy, Nicephorus.

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  • 72, he was probably accompanied by his nephew, who there went through the usual course of education in Roman literature and in Greek, and at the age of fourteen composed a ."Greek tragedy" (vii.

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  • Carlyle's memory recalled the Porteous Riots of 1736, and less remotely his friendship with Adam Smith, David Hume, and John Home, the dramatist, for witnessing the performance of whose tragedy Douglas He Was Censured In 1757.

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  • Somewhere, in actual life, the stress of craft and courage acting on the springs of human vice and weakness fails, unless the hero of the comedy or tragedy, Callimaco or Cesare, allows for the revolt of healthier instincts.

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  • Britannicus is the subject of a tragedy by Racine.

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  • Johnson, whose chief asset was the MS. tragedy of Irene, was at first the host of his former pupil, who, however, before the end of the year took up his residence at Rochester with John Colson (afterwards Lucasian professor at Cambridge).

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  • The list of his characters in tragedy, comedy and farce is large, and would be extraordinary for a modern actor of high rank; it includes not less than seventeen Shakespearian parts.

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  • The portraits by Reynolds include the celebrated " Garrick between Tragedy and Comedy."

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  • A witchcraft scare (at its worst in 1691-1697, though the earliest Connecticut case was in1646-1647and the earliest in Boston in 1648) led to another tragedy of ignorance.

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  • Only a few lines of his work remain, some of which belong to the tragedy Aeneas.

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  • MARCUS PACUVIUS (c. 220-130 B.C.), Roman tragic poet, was the nephew and pupil of Ennius, by whom Roman tragedy was first raised to a position of influence and dignity.

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  • The literary language of Rome was in process of formation during the 2nd century B.C., and it was in the latter part of this century that the series of great Roman orators, with whose spirit Roman tragedy has a strong affinity, begins.

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  • The third and twelfth labours may be solar, the horned hind representing the moon, and the carrying of Cerberus to the upper world an eclipse, while the last episode of the hero's tragedy is possibly a complete solar myth developed at Trachis.

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  • After this disaster he issued a third Mississippi Valley novel, The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson, in 1894, and in 1896 another historical romance, Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc, wherein the maid is treated with the utmost sympathy and reverence.

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  • At the age of ten he composed a tragedy under the inspiration of Caesarotti's translation of the Ossianic poems. On the marriage of his twin sister Rosina with a maternal cousin at Lyons he went to reside in that city, devoting himself during four years to the study of French literature.

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  • His tragedy Francesca da Rimini, was brought out with success by Carlotta Marchionni at Milan in 1818.

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  • His chief work during this part of his imprisonment was the tragedy Leoniero da Dertona, for the preservation of which he was compelled to rely on his memory.

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  • His tragedy Tommaso Moro had been published in 1833, his most important subsequent publication being the Opere inedite in 1837.

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  • But his energetic leadership was soon ended by a tragedy.

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  • While in this Sepulchre," he wrote his Latin poetical version of the book of Job, and his tragedy of Herod in the same language.

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  • Baring Gould, The Tragedy of the Caesars (3rd ed., 1892); H.

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  • Varius Rufus published his famous tragedy Thyestes from an MS. which he found amongst the papers of Cassius after his death, is due to a confusion of Cassius's murderer, Q.

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  • That a man of such conspicuous ability, who impressed himself at the outset on the people of Constantinople as an uncompromising opponent of heresy should within a few short years be an excommunicated fugitive, sacrificed to save the face of Cyril and the Alexandrians, is indeed, as Duchesne says, a tragedy.

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  • Ebed Jesu in the 14th century mentions it together with Letters and Homilies, as well as the Tragedy, or a Letters to Cosmas, the Theopaschites (of which some fragments are still extant) and the Liturgy, which is still used by the Nestorian Church.

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  • The terrible tragedy which was consummated on the 23rd of May 1498 before the Palazzo Vecchio, in Florence, casts a lurid light upon the irreconcilable opposition in which the wearers of the papal dignity stood to medieval piety; for Girolamo Savonarola was in every fibre a loyal son of the medieval Church.

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  • Aloysius Felinski (1771-1820) produced an historical tragedy, Barbara Radziwill, and some good comedies were written by Count Alexander Fredro (1793-1876).

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  • (2 parts, 1826); and four pieces collected (1836-1838) as Dramatiska Studier, the most famous of which is the tragedy of "Thorkel Knutsson."

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  • Several of the works of "Carmen Sylva" were written in collaboration with Mite Kremnitz, one of her maids of honour, who was born at Greifswald in 1857, and married Dr Kremnitz of Bucharest; these were published between 1881 and 1888, in some cases under the pseudonyms Dito et Idem, and includes the novel Aus zwei Welten (Leipzig, 1884), Anna Boleyn (Bonn, 1886), a tragedy, In der Irre (Bonn, 1888), a collection of short stories, &c. Edleen Vaughan, or Paths of Peril, a novel (London, 1894), and Sweet Hours, poems (London, 1904), were written in English.

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  • She was the subject of a tragedy by Euripides and an epic by Colluthus.

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  • The sudden death of the tsarevich Demetrius at Uglich (May 15, 1591) has commonly been attributed to Boris, because it cleared his way to the throne; but this is no clear proof that he was personally concerned in that tragedy.

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  • In 1887 he returned to drama with the powerful tragedy Fadren, produced in Paris also as Le pere; this was followed in 1888 by Froken Julie, described as a naturalistic drama, to which he wrote a preface in the nature of a manifesto, directed against critics who had resented the gloom of Fadren.

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  • The dark tragedy, known as the Sture murders, began with Eric XIV.'s strange treatment of young Count Nils.

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  • She was said to have played an important part in the poem of Stesichorus, and subsequently became a favourite figure in tragedy.

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  • Poetry is the art of producing representations; (I) in words, rhythm and harmony (apyovia, " harmony " in the original sense); (2) of men like ourselves, or better as in tragedy, or worse as in comedy; (3) by means of narrative as in epic, or by action as in the drama.

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  • Comedy is representation of men inferior in being ludicrous: epic is like tragedy a representation of superior men, but by means of narrative and unlimited in time: tragedy is a representation of an action superior and complete, in a day if possible, by means of action, and accomplishing by pity and fear the purgation of such passions (Poetics, 1449 b 24).

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  • Clever, strong and handsome, he is a famous figure both in history and in legend, and is the subject of a tragedy by F.

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  • As it was, the only result of that will was a tragedy initiated by Elizabeth and consummated by James.

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  • The tragedy of Sir Thomas More, edited by A.

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  • A year later he followed up his first success with a second republican tragedy, Lucrece.

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  • There is a touch of tragedy in the fact that, in the following year, the pope saw his temporal sovereignty - even his life - threatened by a conspiracy hatched among the adherents of the pseudo-humanism.

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  • The tragedy of the Ides of March saved Mesopatamia and the East from a great campaign by Julius Caesar, and it was at the hands of Ventidius Bassus, and west of the Euphrates, at Gindarus (north east of Antioch), that the Parthians received the check that put an end to any real rivalry with Rome.

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  • From his tenth year, when he was kidnapped from his father's court by the rebellious vassals, till his assassination eighteen years later, his whole life, with one bright interval of military glory, was unrelieved tragedy.

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  • Leader, Mary Queen of Scots in Captivity (Sheffield, 1880); Colin Lindsay, Mary Queen of Scots and her Marriage with Bothwell (London, 1883); Mrs Maxwell-Scott, The Tragedy of Fotheringay (London, 1895); F.

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  • This play, based more or less on Lillo's Merchant of London, and influenced in its character-drawing by the novels of Richardson, is the first biirgerliches Trauerspiel, or "tragedy of common life" in German.

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  • By his original interpretation of Aristotle's theory of tragedy, he delivered German dramatists from the yoke of the classic tragedy of France, and directed them to the Greek dramatists and to Shakespeare.

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  • In 1772 he published Emilia Galotti, a tragedy which he had begun many years before in Leipzig.

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  • The subject was suggested by the Roman legend of Virginia, but the scene is laid in an Italian court, and the whole play is conceived in the spirit of the "tragedy of common life."

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  • In 1757 appeared Four Dissertations: The Natural History of Religion, Of the Passions, Of Tragedy, Of the Standard of Taste.

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  • In 1844 he married Fanny, daughter of Pascoe Grenfell, and in 1848 he published his first volume, The Saint's Tragedy.

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  • As a poet he wrote but little, but there are passages in The Saint's Tragedy and many isolated lyrics, which are worthy of a place in all standard collections of English literature.

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  • The following is a list of Kingsley's writings: - Saint's Tragedy, a drama (1848); Alton Locke, a novel (1849); Yeast, a novel (1849) Twenty-five Village Sermons (1849); Phaeton, or Loose Thoughts for Loose Thinkers (1852); Sermons on National Subjects (1st series,1852); Hypatia, a novel (1853); Glaucus, or the Wonders of the Shore (1855); Sermons on National Subjects (2nd series, 1854); Alexandria and her Schools (1854); Westward Ho I a novel (1855); Sermons for the Times (1855); The Heroes, Greek fairy tales (1856); Two Years Ago, a novel (1857); Andromeda and other Poems (1858); The Good News of God, sermons (1859); Miscellanies (1859); Limits of Exact Science applied to History (Inaugural Lectures, 1860); Town and Country Sermons 0860; Sermons on the Pentateuch (1863); Water-babies (1863); The Roman and the Teuton (1864); David and other Sermons (1866); Hereward the Wake, a novel (1866); The Ancient Regime (Lectures at the Royal Institution, 1867); Water of Life and other Sermons (1867); The Hermits (1869); Madam How and Lady Why (1869); At last (1871); Town Geology (1872); Discipline and other Sermons 1872); Prose Idylls (1873); Plays and Puritans (1873); Health and Education (1874); Westminster Sermons (1874); Lectures delivered in America (1875).

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  • He set out with a few guineas, three acts of his tragedy of Irene in manuscript, and two or three letters of introduction from his.

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  • A few days after the publication of this poem, his tragedy of Irene, begun many years before, was brought on the stage by his old pupil, David Garrick, now manager of Drury Lane Theatre.

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  • The poet however cleared by his benefit nights, and by the sale of the copyright of his tragedy, about three hundred pounds, then a great sum in his estimation.

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  • His other writings include: Sonnets and Other Verses (1894); Lucifer, a Theological Tragedy (1899); Three Philosophical Poets (1910); Winds of Doctrine; Studies in Contemporary Opinion (1913); Philosophy (1916) and Character and Opinion in the United States; with Reminiscences of William James and Josiah Royce, and Academic Life in America (1920).

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  • Study of the Elizabethan dramatists led to the production in 1800 of the Tragedy of Antonio.

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  • Beside the other canonical books of the Old Testament, translated in many cases with modifications or additions, it included translations of other Hebrew books (Ecclesiasticus, Judith, &c.), works composed originally in Greek but imitating to some extent the Hebraic style (like Wisdom), works modelled more closely on the Greek literary tradition, either historical, like 2 Maccabees, or philosophical, like the productions of the Alexandrian school, represented for us by Aristobulus and Philo, in which style and thought are almost wholly Greek and the reference to the Old Testament a mere pretext; or Greek poems on Jewish subjects, like the epic of the elder Philo and Ezechiel's tragedy, Exagoge.

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  • He died at the age of 70, immediately after producing his tragedy Thyestes.

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  • Till the appearance of Ennius, Roman literature, although it had produced the epic poem of Naevius and some adaptations of Greek tragedy, had been most successful in comedy.

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  • The tragedy of Kashgil was repeated on the 4th of February 1884, when General Bakers heterogeneous force, on the march from Trinkitat to Tokar, was routed at El Teb by an inferior body of tribesmen.

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  • Wessel, who up to that time had only been known as the president of a club of wits, immediately wrote Love without Stockings (1772), in which a plot of the most abject triviality is worked out in strict accordance with the rules of French tragedy, and in most pompous and pathetic Alexandrines.

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  • His mythological or pastoral dramas, his great satiric epos of Adam Homo (1841-1848), his comedies, his lyrics, and above all his noble philosophic tragedy of Kalanus, prove the immense breadth of his compass, and the inexhaustible riches of his imagination.

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  • At the close of 1884 he resumed office as first commissioner of works with a seat in the cabinet, and his adherence carried with it a distinct accession of strength to the Liberal ministry, which was much discredited by the tragedy attached to the fate of Gordon.

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  • Shakespeare introduces Siward and his son, whom he calls young Siward, into the tragedy of Macbeth, and represents the old man as saying when he heard that his son's wounds were in front, "Had I as many sons as I have hairs, I would not wish them to a fairer death."

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  • Here commenced the tragedy of the Stuarts and of Scotland.

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  • The strict military discipline of the school lay heavily on Schiller, and intensified the spirit of rebellion, which, nurtured on Rousseau and the writers of the Sturm and Drang, burst out in the young poet's first tragedy; but such a school-life had for a poet of Schiller's temperament advantages which he might not have known had he followed his own inclinations; and it afforded him glimpses of court life invaluable for his later work as a dramatist.

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  • The strength of this remarkable tragedy lay, not in its inflated tone or exaggerated characterization - the restricted horizon of Schiller's school-life had given him little opportunity of knowing men and women - but in the sure dramatic instinct with which it is constructed and the directness with which it gives voice to the most pregnant ideas of the time.

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  • The success encouraged him to begin a new tragedy, Die V erschworung des Fiesco zu Genua, and he edited a lyric Anthologie auf das Jahr 1782, to which he was himself the chief contributor.

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  • Kabale and Liebe, especially, is an admirable example of that "tragedy of common life" which Lessing had introduced into Germany from England and which bulked so largely in the German literature of the later 18th century.

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  • He had also the opportunity of reading the first act of the new tragedy before the duke of Weimar at Darmstadt in December 1784, and, as a sign of favour, the duke conferred upon him the title of "Rat."

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  • In adopting verse instead of prose as a medium of expression, Schiller showed that he was prepared to challenge comparison with the great dramatic poets of other times and other lands; but in seeking a model for this higher type of tragedy he unfortunately turned rather to the classic theatre of France than to the English drama which Lessing, a little earlier, had pronounced more congenial to the German temperament.

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  • In the summer of 1790 he had lectured in Jena on the aesthetics of tragedy, and in the following year he studied carefully Kant's treatise on aesthetics, Kritik der Urteilskraft, which had just appeared and appealed powerfully to Schiller's mind.

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  • Without entirel y break ing with the pseudo-classic method he had adopted in Don Carlos - the two lovers, Max Piccolomini and Thekla, are an obvious concession to the tradition of the French theatre - Wallenstein shows how much Schiller's art had benefited by his study of Greek tragedy; the fatalism of his hero is a masterly application of an antique motive to a modern theme.

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  • Wallenstein was followed in 1800 by Maria Stuart, a tragedy, which, in spite of its great popularity in and outside of Germany, was felt by the critics to follow too closely the methods of the lachrymose "tragedy of common life" to maintain a high position among Schiller's works.

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  • A finer production in every way is Schiller's "romantic tragedy," Die Jungfrau von Orleans (1801).

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  • With Die Braut von Messina (1803) he experimented with a tragedy on purely Greek lines, this drama being as close an approximation to ancient tragedy as its medieval and Christian milieu permitted of.

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  • Besides writing Tell, Schiller had found time in 1803 and 1804 to translate two French comedies by Picard, and to prepare a German version of Racine's Phedre; and in the last months of his life he began a new tragedy, Demetrius, which gave every promise of being another step forward in his poetic achievement.

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  • He also published sympathetic monographs on Cowper and Jane Austen, and attempted verse in Bay Leaves and Specimens of Greek Tragedy.

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  • But although he goes to the Scriptures, and tastes the mystical spirit of the medieval saints, the Christ of his conception has traits that seem borrowed from Socrates and from the heroes of Attic tragedy, who suffer much, and yet smile gently on a destiny to which they were reconciled.

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  • To his Leipzig student-days belong also two small plays in Alexandrines, Die Laune des Verliebten, a pastoral comedy in one act, which reflects the lighter side of the poet's love affair, and Die Mitschuldigen (published in a revised form, 1769), a more sombre picture, in which comedy is incongruously mingled with tragedy.

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  • It had been inaugurated with Gotz von Berlichingen, and a few months later this tragedy was followed by another, Clavigo, hardly less convincing in its character-drawing, and reflecting even more faithfully than the former the experiences Goethe had gone through in Strassburg.

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  • The exuberance of the young poet's genius is also to be seen in the many unfinished fragments of this period; at one time we find him occupied with dramas on Caesar and Mahomet, at another with an epic on Der ewige Jude, and again with a tragedy on Prometheus, of which a magnificent fragment has passed into his works.

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  • Thanks to a manuscript copy of the play in its earliest form - discovered as recently as 1887 - we are now able to distinguish how much of this tragedy was the immediate product of the Sturm and Drang, and to understand the intentions with which the young poet began his masterpiece.

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  • Goethe's hero changed with the author's riper experience and with his new conceptions of man's place and duties in the world, but the Gretchen tragedy was taken over into the finished poem, practically unaltered, from the earliest Faust of the Sturm and Drang.

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  • A religious epic, DieGeheimnisse, and a tragedy Elpenor, did not, it is true, advance much further than plans; but in 1777, under the influence of the theatrical experiments at the Weimar court, Goethe conceived and in great measure wrote a novel of the theatre, which was to have borne the title Wilhelm Meisters theatralische Sendung; and in 1779 himself took part in a representation before the court at Ettersburg, of his drama I phigenie auf Tauris.

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  • The calm beauty of Greek tragedy is seen in the new iambic version of Iphigenie auf Tauris (1787); the classicism of the Renaissance gives the ground-tone to the wonderful drama of Torquato Tasso (1790), in which the conflict of poetic genius with the prosaic world is transmuted into imperishable poetry.

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  • With the aid of the vast body of Faust literature which has sprung up in recent years, and the many new documents bearing on its history above all, the so-called Urfaust, to which reference has already been made - we are able now to ascribe to their various periods the component parts of the work; it is possible to discriminate between the Sturm and Drang hero of the opening scenes and of the Gretchen tragedy - the contemporary of Gotz and Clavigo and the superimposed Faust of calmer moral and intellectual ideals - a Faust who corresponds to Hermann and Wilhelm Meister.

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  • The Dutch were already too strongly entrenched in the Indian archipelago for English competition to avail there, and the intense rivalry between the two nations led to the tragedy of Amboyna in 1623, when Governor Van Speult put to torture and death nine Englishmen on a charge of conspiring to take the Dutch forts.

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  • The sensation produced by the tragedy of the expedition was profound and a large fund was subscribed for the benefit of the relatives of the dead explorers and for the promotion of polar research.

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  • As it was, his reforms helped to elaborate the kind of verse necessary for the classical tragedy, and that is the most that can be said for him.

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  • She has been made the heroine of a tragedy by Francois Ponsard, Agnes de 161eranie.

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  • But, as it involved the grandson of the Prophet, the son of Ali, and so many members of his family, Hosain's devout partisans at Kufa, who by their overtures had been the principal cause of the disaster, regarded it as a tragedy, and the facts gradually acquired a wholly romantic colouring.

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  • He built a temple to Homer and composed a tragedy, to which his vile favourite Agathocles added a commentary.

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  • On his release in 1830 he published Schill and die Seinen, a tragedy, and a translation of Oedipus in Colonus.

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  • Then these two nations entered upon that long tragedy of the Hundred Years' War, a calamity absolutely immeasurable to both.

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  • Though he lived through that agony of the Italian people, he does not seem to be aware that he is writing a great historical tragedy.

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  • Seneca was chosen as the model of tragedy; Plautus and Terence supplied the groundwork of comedy.

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  • From the mention in the letters of towns (Phintia, Alaesa and Tauromenium) which did not exist in the time of Phalaris, from the imitations of authors (Herodotus, Democritus, Euripides, Callimachus) who wrote long after he was dead, from the reference to tragedies, though tragedy was not yet invented in the lifetime of Phalaris, from the dialect, which is not Dorian but Attic, nay, New or Late Attic, as well as from absurdities in the matter, and the entire absence of any reference to them by any writer before Stobaeus (c. A.D.

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  • The consequence of this was, that a capital player's wardrobe " [came to include] " what they call natural heads of hair; there is the comedy head of hair, and the tragedy ditto; the silver locks, and the common gray; the carotty poll, and the yellow caxon; the savage black, and the Italian brown, and Shylock's and Falstaff's very different heads of hair; ...

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  • It is maintained, on the other hand, that his motives were throughout those of ambition rather than piety, and that, apart from the tragedy of his death, he would have been an insignificant figure in history.

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  • In 1904 a five-act tragedy, The Duchess of Padua, written by Wilde about 1883 for Mary Anderson, but not acted by her, was published in a German translation (Die Herzogin von Padua, translated by Max Meyerfeld) in Berlin.

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  • We will take first a theory propounded by Andrew Lang in The Valet's Tragedy (1903).

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  • Mr Lang, in The Valet's Tragedy, had some years earlier ironically wondered why nobody made this suggestion, which, however, he regarded as untenable.

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  • But he was influential at the December Assembly in the capital where a greater tragedy was now preparing, for Mary's infatuation for Bothwell was visible to all.

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  • His history forms the subject of a tale and of a tragedy by Gutzkow.

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  • Before this disaster he had been professor of jurisprudence in Upsala, where his first historical comedy Disa was performed in 1611 and the tragedy of Signill in 1612.

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  • 1655) wrote a fine tragedy on the Trojan War, Troijenborgh, in which he excelled Messenius as a dramatist.

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  • Of a rhyming family of Hjarne, it is enough to mention one member, Urban Hjarne (1641-1724), who introduced the new form of classical tragedy from France, in a species of transition from the masques of Stjernhjelm to the later regular rhymed dramas.

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  • When in 1737 the new Royal Swedish Theatre was opened, Dalin led the way to a new school of dramatists with his Brynhilda, a regular tragedy in the style of Crebillon pere.

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  • He wrote a satire, the Enebomiad, against a certain luckless Per Enebom, and a classic tragedy of Virginia.

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  • Then began the last act of the local tragedy.

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  • To the Stowey period belong also the tragedy of Osorio (afterwards known as Remorse), Kubla Khan and the first part of Christabel.

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  • The tragedy of Remorse was produced at Drury Lane in 1813, and met with considerable success.

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  • The later years of his reign were darkened by the tragedy of Inez de Castro.

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  • He attempted both comedy and tragedy, and his success in the latter branch is due to the fact that he was not content to seek inspiration from Seneca, as were most of the tragedians of the 16th century, but went straight to the fountain heads, Sophocles and Euripides.

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  • A tragedy entitled Pasiphae, published in 1631, is probably not Theophiles, and is not included in his works, the standard modern edition of which is that of Alleaume in the Bibliotheque Elzevirienne (2 vols.

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  • As early as 1598 the young man was made a member of the chamber of rhetoric In Liefde bloeiende, and produced before that body his tragedy of Achilles and Polyxena, not printed until 1614.

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  • In 1602 he brought out his second tragedy, Theseus and Ariadne, printed at Amsterdam in 1614.

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  • In 1612 Hoof t produced his national tragedy of Geeraerdt van Velzen (pr.

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  • In 1616 he wrote another tragedy, Baeto, or the Origin of the Dutch, not printed until 1626.

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  • His death formed the subject of a lost tragedy by Sophocles.

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  • The one clear-sighted patriot saw the full meaning of the tragedy of Megiddo, and for " prophesying against this city " - secured, as men thought, by the Temple (vii.

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  • But the catastrophe of her tragedy was at hand.

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  • Next came the New England Tragedies (1868) and The Divine Tragedy (1871), which found no large public. In 1868-1869 the poet visited Europe, and was everywhere received with the greatest honour.

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  • The horror and grief excited by this tragedy were boundless, and the president was honoured with a splendid funeral in the Pantheon, Paris.

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  • His first book was a story, Taken from the Enemy (1892), and in 1895 he published a tragedy, Mordred; but it was the publication of his ballads, Admirals All (1897), that created his literary reputation.

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  • For the connexion of Dionysus with Greek tragedy see Drama.

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  • Lang's article in his Valet's Tragedy (1903).

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  • In 1632 Clitandre, a tragedy, was printed (it may have been acted in 1631); in 1633 La Veuve and the Galerie du palais, in 1634 La Suivante and La Place Royale, all the last-named plays being comedies, saw the stage.

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  • Meanwhile the year 1635 saw the production of Mddde, a grand but unequal tragedy.

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  • Therein appeared Polyeucte, the memorable comedy of Le Menteur, which though adapted from the Spanish stood in relation to French comedy very much as Le Cid, which owed less to Spain, stood to French tragedy; its less popular and far less good Suite, - and perhaps La Mort de Pompee.

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  • Rodogune (1644) was a brilliant success; Theodore (1645),(1645), a tragedy on a somewhat perilous subject, was the first of Corneille's plays which was definitely damned.

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  • "Admiration" may or may not properly be excited by tragedy, and until this important question is settled the name of tragedian may be at pleasure given to or withheld from the author of Rodogune.

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  • Cinna is perhaps generally considered the poet's masterpiece, and it undoubtedly contains the finest single scene in all French tragedy.

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  • Besides a tragedy, Sylla, the chief piece thus assigned is L'Occasion perdue recouverte, a rather loose tale in verse.

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  • that the prophecy was written at some time of ter 586 B.C., at a period when misfortunes incurred by Edom were interpreted as a Divine judgment on its unforgotten treachery in that year of tragedy.

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  • In 1 788 he brought out his tragedy of Sidney, an expose of the tyranny of James II.

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  • The story of her tragedy is still one of the most horrible and mysterious pages in English history.

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  • The execution of Watt gave to this trial a note of tragedy which was absent from that of certain members of the Corresponding Society, accused of conspiring to murder the king by means of a poisoned arrow shot from an air-gun.

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  • The earlier and even greater tragedy of Marion de Lorme (1828) had been proscribed on the ground that it was impossible for royalty to tolerate the appearance of a play in which a king was represented as the puppet of a minister.

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  • The tragedy of Lucrece Borgia, coequal in beauty and power with its three precursors, followed next year in the humbler garb of prose; but the prose of Victor Hugo stands higher on the record of poetry than the verse of any lesser dramatist or poet.

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  • In command and in expression of passion and of pathos, of noble and of evil nature, it equals any other work of this great dramatic poet; in the lifelike fusion of high comedy with deep tragedy it excels them all.

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  • After yet another three years' space the author of La Legende des siecles reappeared as the author of Les Miserables, the greatest epic and dramatic work of fiction ever created or conceived: the epic of a soul transfigured and redeemed, purified by heroism and glorified through suffering; the tragedy and the comedy of life at its darkest and its brightest, of humanity at its best and at its worst.

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  • The unfinished poems, Dieu and La Fin de Satan, are full to overflowing of such magnificent work, such wise simplicity of noble thought, such heroic and pathetic imagination, such reverent and daring faith, as no other poet has ever cast into deathless words and set to deathless music. Les Jumeaux, an unfinished tragedy, would possibly have been the very greatest of his works if it had been completed on the same scale and on the same lines as it was begun and carried forward to the point at which it was cut short for ever.

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  • He went to Paris in 1740 and there produced Edouard III, a tragedy (1740) and Sidnei (1745), a comedy.

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  • Some of the ancients, indeed, regarded him as the real founder of tragedy.

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  • Fleay has suggested that the more famous anonymous tragedy of Nero (printed 1624, reprints in A.

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  • On the esplanade in front of Macduff Castle, still called the Playfield, took place in 1552 one of the first recorded performances of Sir David Lindsay's Ane Satyre of the Three Estaits (1540); his Tragedy of the Cardinal (1547), referring to the murder of Beaton, being also performed there.

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  • Georgevic, Das Ende der Obrenovic (Leipzig, 1905); C. Mijatovich, A Royal Tragedy (London, 1906).

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  • He also wrote The Sighs of the Repenting Magdalen and the unfinished tragedy Judith.

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  • Matiya Ban's Meyrimah is considered the best tragedy in the Serbo-Croatian language.

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  • Milosh Tsvetich has given fine and lasting contributions to the Servian stage in his drama Stefan Nemanya and tragedy Todor of Stalach.

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  • See Henry Tanner, The Martyrdom of Lovejoy (Chicago, 1881), and "The Alton Tragedy" in S.

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  • "Now you can play the part of Creon in the tragedy as soon as you like," he said, "and cast forth my body unburied.

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  • Among these may be mentioned Count Medo Pucic (1821-1882), and the dramatist Matija Ban (1818-1903), whose tragedy Meyrimah is considered by many the finest dramatic poem in the Serbo-Croatian language.

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  • A lover of peace through sheer cowardicer and as depraved in his morals as Chilperic, Guntram had played a vacillating and purely self-interested part in the family tragedy.

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  • This was the end of the long tragedy of civil strife and of wars of conquest, mingled with the sound of Results of madrigals and psalms and pavanes.

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  • The meute of the 20th of June, a burlesque which, but for the persistent good-humour of Louis XVI., might have become a tragedy, alarmed but did not overthrow the monarchy.

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  • The law of conscription was voted on the 5th of September 1798; and the tragedy of Rastadt, where the French commissioners were assassinated, was the opening of a war, desired but illprepared for, in which the Directory showed hesitation in strategy and incoherence in tactics, over a disproportionate area in Germany, Switzerland and Italy.

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  • This tragedy, which rightly or wrongly aroused the most widespread indignation throughout Europe, produced a ministerial crisis in Spain.

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  • Milman had already made his appearance as a dramatic writer with his tragedy Fazio (produced on the stage under the title of The Italian Wife).

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  • It is poignant to see a so down-to-earth a domestic tragedy acted out against so historical a backdrop.

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  • The story is made poignant by the fact that the plane was stripped for souvenirs despite the tragedy.

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  • adaptation of the Greek tragedy Clytemnestra which offers the parallel with modern Japanese society.

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  • In the past few days, a number of rappers have posted MP3s responding to the tragedy and its political aftermath.

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  • To us, the demise of the last great ape of Asia would be a global tragedy.

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  • appalling tragedy of September 11.

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  • However, for Hardin's tragedy to occur several erroneous assumptions about the commons must be made (Shiva, 2002 ).

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  • avert the tragedy of famine.

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  • awful tragedy.

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  • A stubborn, secular, and even blasphemous society sometimes will be stopped short only when a tragedy of national proportions takes place.

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  • borderline between fantasy and reality in a story that is part situation comedy, part tragedy and all absorbing.

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  • After that, more elaborately he rises on the loftier buskin of Tragedy... .

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  • cockleit was the Morecambe Bay cockling tragedy that really pushed the problem to the fore.

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  • Rose Marie, burdened with her own tragedy, instead has found the only companionship she needs in her heartache.

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  • The risk inherent in any notion of war in space of a " tragedy of the commons " is utterly compelling.

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  • I personally condemn this human tragedy that occurred, and also condole with the United States government on this tragedy.

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  • The Ninagawa Company returns to the Barbican in its 25th birthday year with a production of Shakespeare's tragedy Coriolanus.

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  • It would be a tragedy if that possibility of progress were derailed by the hostage crisis.

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  • crux of the story is a very British tragedy.

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  • death in custody is a tragedy.

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  • As we have seen with the recent tsunami disaster, when tragedy strikes, its impacts are felt far and wide.

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  • This remedy for sin is no artifice, no afterthought in the light of the tragedy of man's disobedience.

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  • drowning tragedy.

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  • enormity of the tragedy did not come all at once.

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  • extort money from people at a time of tragedy.

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  • The tragedy of disablement seems never to have smothered her natural exuberance.

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  • farmer's wife who provokes a tragedy by playing the sex kitten.

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  • Tragedy struck in 1994 with death of charismatic frontman Lee Brilleaux.

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  • grief-stricken family told the Daily Echo they were too distressed to talk about the tragedy.

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  • The school headmaster David Ingham said Jessica's classmates were stunned by the tragedy.

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  • I suppose it's hard to remember a little romantic idyll when you've just come on top of a tragedy.

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  • As one consideration, one may want to say of Singer's orphaned imbecile that it has suffered a tragedy.

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  • What gives his account a vivid immediacy and a sense of tragedy, is that it seems to be an eye-witness account.

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  • In addition to Ayesha's personal tragedy, there is a poignant vignette detailing a young boy's infatuation with a mummified woman.

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  • Above all, this was probably the author's intention: to renovate the classical tragedy preserving intact its magnitude.

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  • inventive staging make this a deeply moving human tragedy.

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  • jet-black humor and wild oscillations from tragedy to comedy.

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  • As other wannabes jostle to express their devastation to the cameras they start to realize that everyone wants to cash in on the tragedy.

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  • Into their world wanders a bored young farmer's wife who provokes a tragedy by playing the sex kitten.

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  • knack for complacency, one needs not be an alarmist or pessimist to see that this tragedy is not far fetched.

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  • The tragedy is presented in modern dress in a new version by the late poet laureate Ted Hughes.

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  • legacyland mines could prove to be some of the most lasting legacies of this terrible tragedy.

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  • marchioness tragedy in 1989 showed the lethal potential of the River Thames.

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  • masque scenes in Kyd's The Spanish Tragedy and Shakespeare's Cymbeline and The Tempest.

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  • perversity of the human race is making them seem a tragedy rather than a triumph.

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  • I investigate the poetics of this performance in conjunction with the poetics of this performance in conjunction with the poetics of fifth century Athenian tragedy.

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  • What seemingly pointless actions do we perform in the face of tragedy in order to normalize life?

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  • The fact that this tragedy is so praiseworthy does not mean it should no longer be praised, tho.

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  • preserveall, this was probably the author's intention: to renovate the classical tragedy preserving intact its magnitude.

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  • revenge tragedy genre, if at all.

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  • rolling stock, are blaming a signals failure for the tragedy.

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  • satyr drama relate to comedy and tragedy; how closely was it tied to its tragic trilogy?

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  • He is still a great seducer but simply cannot play the romantic writer doomed to inevitable tragedy.

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  • sifting through the wreckage of the rolling stock, are blaming a signals failure for the tragedy.

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  • speedboat tragedy - Inquest verdict delivered today Jump to navigation.

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  • This assumption is equally spurious for, if anything, the Bay of Pigs was a classic tragedy of good intentions.

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  • Strong acting, sensitive direction and inventive staging make this a deeply moving human tragedy.

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  • What you are saying is that when Kitty becomes a suffragette she neglects her daughter and ' tragedy ensues ', so to speak.

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  • taciturn character he is said to have been drinking heavily the week prior to the awful tragedy.

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  • The farce of the cream tarts began to have very much the air of a tragedy in disguise.

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  • terrible tragedy was acted some three hundred years ago.

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  • thalidomide tragedy produced children born without limbs.

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  • Professor Hartdegen (Pearce) invents a time machine to reverse a personal tragedy, but accidently propels himself 800,000 years into the future!

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  • A little further on they came on a drowning tragedy.

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  • AIDS activists have sought to construct monuments to commemorate the tragedy of AIDS sufferers.

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  • Before he sat the Natural Science Tripos in 1881 he suffered a tragedy when his brother Dante died suddenly.

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  • Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and families affected by the horrendous tragedy of 7.7.

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  • Exercise over, he decides to spend the day reading Greek tragedy.

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  • Of course, he'd heard about the terrible tragedy of the young farm girl.

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  • Bradley, A. C. Shakespearean tragedy [1904] .

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  • Moreover, Heywood did something unique for his Jacobean tragedy.

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  • For many those events have brought sudden and appalling tragedy.

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  • tragedy strikes does life become intense for a while.

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  • Yet the thalidomide tragedy should have alerted governments to the need for superior methods of safety evaluation.

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  • It is unclear how Simkin would limit the parameters of the revenge tragedy genre, if at all.

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  • Asia-Pacific growth was stunted at 2.5% in the aftermath of the tsunami tragedy.

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  • This culminated in the Heysel stadium tragedy of 1985, when violence by English hooligans led to the deaths of over 30 Italian fans.

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  • tragedy of the commons " is utterly compelling.

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  • tragedy of unknown proportions is unfolding in these oil areas.

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  • tragedy, could the filling of that gap avert the greatest tragedies ever to face humankind?

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  • tribune in the army of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, was passing by and heared of the tragedy.

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  • Whether its notoriety represents a triumph or a tragedy depends on your point of view.

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  • A quite unaccountable tragedy left this fine gentleman bereft of his good humor.

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  • underbelly of the criminal world, no one can predict where this tragedy will lead them.

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  • unearth family secrets, disembodied characters, a childhood tragedy.

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  • unfolding tragedy of biodiversity loss and species extinction.

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  • unspeakable tragedy.

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  • wilting flowers still marked the place of the tragedy.

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  • Neither the Petimetra nor the Lucrecia (1763), an original tragedy still more strictly in accordance with French conventions, was represented on the stage, and two subsequent tragedies, Hormesinda (1770) and Guzman el Bueno (1777), were played with no great success.

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  • He was attracted towards domestic tragedy by an irresistible desire to sound the depths of abnormal conflicts between passion and circumstances, to romantic comedy by a strong though not widely varied imaginative faculty, and by a delusion that he was possessed of abundant comic humour.

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  • Yet it may be doubted whether any such division can be safely assumed; and it may suffice to repeat that no domestic tragedy has ever taught with more effective simplicity and thrilling truthfulness the homely double lesson of the folly of selfishness and the mad rashness of crime.

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  • In 1881 Mr Austin returned to verse with a tragedy, Savonarola, to which he added Soliloquies in 1882, Prince Lucifer in 1887, England's Darling in 1896, The Conversion of Winckelmann in 1897, &c. A keen Conservative in politics, for several years he edited The National Review, and wrote leading articles for The Standard, On Tennyson's death in 1892 it was felt that none of the then living poets, except Swinburne or William Morris, who were outside consideration on other grounds, was of sufficient distinction to succeed to the laurel crown, and for several years no new poet-laureate was nominated.

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  • Pratinas was also the introducer of satyric dramas as a species of entertainment distinct from tragedy, in which the rustic merry-makings and the extravagant dances of the satyrs were retained.

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  • The tragedy of Douglas was suggested to him by hearing a lady sing the ballad of Gil Morrice or Child Maurice (F.

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  • In A Divine Tragedy lately acted he had attacked the Declaration of Sports, and in News from Ipswich he had assailed Wren and the bishops generally.

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  • He adapted both tragedies and comedies from the Greek, but the bent of his genius, the tastes of his audience, and the condition of the language developed through the active intercourse and business of life, gave a greater impulse to comedy than to tragedy.

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  • He was the first to impart to the Roman adaptations of Greek tragedy the masculine dignity, pathos and oratorical fervour which continued to animate them in the hands of Pacuvius and Accius, and, when set off by the acting of Aesopus, called forth vehement applause in the age of Cicero.

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  • Johan Nordahl Brun (1745-1816), a young writer who did better things later on, gave the finishing touch to the exotic absurdity by bringing out a wretched piece called Zarina, which was hailed by the press as the first original Danish tragedy, although Ewald's exquisite Rolf Krage, which truly merited that title, had appeared two years before.

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  • The name Cycleus given to his father indicates the connexion of the son with the "cyclic" or circular chorus which was the origin of tragedy.

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  • Thus the elements of which Faust is composed were even more difficult to blend than were those of Wilhelm Meister; but the very want of uniformity is one source of the perennial fascination of the tragedy, and has made it in a peculiar degree the national poem of the German people, the mirror which reflects the national life and poetry from the outburst of Sturm and Drang to the well-weighed and tranquil classicism of Goethe's old age.

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  • He chose his subjects from the national history, and began with the Auto de Gil Vicente, in which he resuscitated the founder of the theatre, and followed this up with other prose plays, among which the Alfageme de Santarem takes the palm; finally he crowned his labours by Frei Luiz de Sousa, a tragedy of fatality and pathos and one 'of the really notable pieces of the century.

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  • In 1615 he attached himself to the ill-fated Henry, duke of Montmorency (1595-1632), under whose protection he produced with success the tragedy of Pyrame et Thisbe, acted probably about 1617 and printed in 1623, although placed later by some critics.

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  • Since all phenomena are composed of the same eternal atoms (just as a tragedy and a comedy contain the same letters) it may be said that nothing comes into being or perishes in the absolute sense of the words (cf.

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  • He cou'd imagine admirable situations, and he could write verses of incomparable grandeur - verses that reverberate again and again in the memory, but he could not, with the patient docility of Racine, labour at proportioning the action of a tragedy strictly, at maintaining a uniform rate of interest in the course of the plot and of excellence in the fashion of the verse.

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  • Next year the great tragic poem of Torquemada came forth to bear witness that the hand which wrote Ruy Blas had lost nothing of its godlike power and its matchless cunning, if the author of Le Roi s'amuse had ceased to care much about coherence of construction from the theatrical point of view as compared with the perfection of a tragedy designed for the devotion of students not unworthy or incapable of the study; that his command of pity and terror, his powers of intuition and invention, had never been more absolute and more sublime; and that his infinite and illimitable charity of imagination could transfigure even the most monstrous historic representative of Christian or Catholic diabolatry into the likeness of a terribly benevolent and a tragically magnificent monomaniac. Two years later Victor Hugo published the third and concluding series of La Legende des siecles.

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  • SIR - The recent tragedy of the Asian quake disaster has undoubtedly touched everyone 's hearts.

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  • Experts, who are already sifting through the wreckage of the rolling stock, are blaming a signals failure for the tragedy.

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  • How did satyr drama relate to comedy and tragedy; how closely was it tied to its tragic trilogy?

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  • We could not let this senseless tragedy fade away into the weathered pages of history.

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  • Alexander Harris Solicitors Home » News » Speedboat tragedy - Inquest verdict delivered today Jump to navigation.

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  • The joys and tragedy of his own life find their way onto the page in a moving, witty and spellbinding tale.

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  • Of a morose and taciturn character he is said to have been drinking heavily the week prior to the awful tragedy.

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  • In the evening we directed our steps to the Palace of Salviati, where a terrible tragedy was acted some three hundred years ago.

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  • At the same time the thalidomide tragedy produced children born without limbs.

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  • Professor Hartdegen (Pearce) invents a time machine to reverse a personal tragedy, but accidently propels himself 800,000 years into the future !

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  • Of course, he 'd heard about the terrible tragedy of the young farm girl.

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  • Bradley, A. C. Shakespearean Tragedy [1904 ].

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  • Only when tragedy strikes does life become intense for a while.

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  • A tragedy of unknown proportions is unfolding in these oil areas.

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  • S George, a military tribune in the army of the Roman Emperor Diocletian, was passing by and heared of the tragedy.

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  • The tragedy of Chopin 's short life was consumption (tuberculosis of the lungs).

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  • Racing against time in the dark underbelly of the criminal world, no one can predict where this tragedy will lead them.

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  • Working against the clock, we unearth family secrets, disembodied characters, a childhood tragedy.

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  • Conservation successes document that we should not be passive by-standers in the unfolding tragedy of biodiversity loss and species extinction.

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  • To many of you here, you have indeed been brought up in the very shadow of that unspeakable tragedy.

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  • In this timely book, Dr. Badawi reminds us that Islam has a historically verifiable track record for healing social chaos and individual tragedy.

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  • Wilting flowers still marked the place of the tragedy.

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  • Which genre would you classify this funny-yet-dark book as – comedy or tragedy?

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  • Still others share their child's story and then offer small tidbits of wisdom or advice on how to handle the death of a child or what to do to try to prevent this terrible tragedy.

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  • Not spaying/neutering our pets results in the tragedy of cat overpopulation.

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  • Glazer devotes particular attention to the "special grief" that he recognizes can arise from the loss through a tragedy."

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  • Then the ultimate tragedy struck the family in the summer of 2008 when both Thom Girard and his oldest son, Marc, died while rescuing other family members who were swimming at a park.

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  • Brown spent 18 years in the corporate environment until tragedy struck - he lost his son.

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  • Tragedy can really bring a school together.

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  • At other times one of the class members may have grown ill or is dealing with some large tragedy of their own.

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  • The music was playing and my husband's friends decided to pick him up to run around the room with the married fella one-time … tragedy struck!

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  • She suffers a family tragedy, struggles to overcome sadness and frustration, and regains happiness and inspiration in a surprising way.

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  • While a celebrity death isn't a scandal on its own, the speculation and rumors that followed this tragedy were certainly scandalous in nature.

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  • This is the same establishment where River Phoenix died in 1993, and Depp was connected to the tragedy because Phoenix had died of an overdose.

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  • In Footloose, Lori Singer portrayed Ariel Moore, daughter of a small-town Bible-thumping pastor who has helped to make dancing and rock music illegal in the area, due to a tragedy that happened years before.

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  • Greek Island Cruises: Mythology, history, romance, and tragedy can be found when visiting significant Grecian ports and temples.

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  • Passengers Overboard: The news occasionally reports the tragedy of a cruise ship passenger having gone overboard on what was supposed to be a lovely vacation.

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  • Ricky and partner Janet Linker also participated in search and rescue efforts during the 9/11 tragedy.

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  • If tragedy strikes, the early warning provided by smoke alarms can certainly help save the lives of both staff and pets.

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  • It's truly a tragedy to see what selective breeding for the least desirable traits can do to any type of dog, and how it has marred the reputations of a number of very fine dog breeds.

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  • Something as simple as cleaning the ears can prevent a tragedy.

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  • The tragedy also destroyed all of the equipment of the band Frank Zappa and The Mother's of Invention, making it an expensive accident for the early 1970s' rock scene.

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  • Check out their version of Meaning in Tragedy, Falling Upon Deaf Ears and Behind Me Lies Another Fallen Soldier.

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  • Calling your parents with bad news or making believe that a tragedy has occurred won't seem funny in the long run.

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  • With flashbacks and narration from the films, you are immersed in story of the tragedy of Middle Earth and the quest to destroy the Ring of Power.

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  • The tragedy of this system is that Namco decided to make it nearly impossible to purchase all of the various accoutrements.

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