TRAGEDY, as it was anciently composed, hath been ever held the gravest, moralest, and most profitable of all other poems : therefore said by Aristotle to be of power, by raising pity and fear, or terror, to purge the mind of those and such like passions... The Poetical Works of John Milton - Էջ 2John Milton - 1852Ամբողջությամբ դիտվող
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...pity and fear, or terrour, to purge the mind of these and suchlike passions ; that is to temper or reduce them to just measure with a kind of delight stirred up by reading or seeing those passages well imitated. Nor is Nature herself wanting in her own efforts to make good his assertion,...