720 XTF Search Results (subject=essay;subject-join=exact;smode=simple;brand=default;f1-date=1798::04);subject-join%3Dexact;smode%3Dsimple;brand%3Ddefault;f1-date%3D1798%3A%3A04 Results for your query: subject=essay;subject-join=exact;smode=simple;brand=default;f1-date=1798::04 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 On Theatres. Brown, Charles Brockden A CORRESPONDENT in your last number has enquired into the usefulness of theatres. The question has often been discussed, but, perhaps, never in a manner perfectly satisfac- tory. Subjects of this kind are very complex, and the foundation of our reasonings lies much deeper than is commonly supposed. The question may be stated in the compass of a page, but could not be thoroughly discussed in less than a volume. Tue, 14 Apr 1970 12:00:00 GMT Sudden Impulses. Brown, Charles Brockden “LET us turn down this avenue,” said I to Matilda, as we were the other day, walking in the State-House yard. “It is true, the foliage has not yet sufficiently expanded to shield us from the glare of a noon-day sun. The approach of summer is, as yet, announced only by the swelling of the buds, and the balmy vernal breeze. Yet this situation is more favourable to observation on the busy human scene before us, and we are ourselves more secluded from notice than in the main walk. It is thus I love to sur- vey the world. Whether my views extend to an empire, or are bounded by an acre, I still wish to place my- self, as it were, behind the scene. My youth, my sex, and inexperience, fur- nish my apology for the indulgence of this timidity. I am sensible, times and occasions may occur in which it would be criminal. But they who have still to exert their whole energy to dispel the mist of ignorance and prejudice by which they are enveloped; whose whole attention is requisite to weed from their own minds the seeds of ... Tue, 14 Apr 1970 12:00:00 GMT [untitled] A.Z. requests to be informed…. Brown, Charles Brockden A. Z. requests to be informed of the meaning of the title of the work lately announced, for publication, in this Maga- zine. In answer to him, it may be said that “Sky Walk,” is nothing more than a popular corruption of “Ski Wakkee,” or Big Spring, the name given by the Lenni Lennassee, or Delaware Indians, to the district where the principal scenes of this novel are transacted. Tue, 07 Apr 1970 12:00:00 GMT