720 XTF Search Results (subject=essay;subject-join=exact;smode=simple;brand=default;f1-date=1798::04::21);subject-join%3Dexact;smode%3Dsimple;brand%3Ddefault;f1-date%3D1798%3A%3A04%3A%3A21 Results for your query: subject=essay;subject-join=exact;smode=simple;brand=default;f1-date=1798::04::21 Wed, 14 Jan 2009 12:00:00 GMT On the Effects of Theatric Exhibitions. Brown, Charles Brockden TO ascertain the tendency of plays is by no means difficult. There is no more powerful mode of winning the attention, and swaying the pas- sions of mankind. Mental power is quite a different consideration from the moral application of that power. Genius affords no security from error. The writers of plays have been gene- rally necessitous and profligate. They have therefore written under the in- fluence of wrong conceptions of duty and happiness; and, in order to effect their purpose, which was gain, have deemed themselves obliged to hu- mour the caprices and pamper the vicious appetites, of those who fre- quent these spectacles. Tue, 21 Apr 1970 12:00:00 GMT On the Effects of Theatric Representations. Brown, Charles Brockden WHETHER most good, or most evil flows from theatrical exhi- bitions? appears to be a question a correspondent wishes to have decided. This question has given rise to vari- ous thoughts, on the subject; should they lead to the wished-for decision they are at T. Markright's service. Tue, 21 Apr 1970 12:00:00 GMT