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became overlaid with another , that of quickness and acuteness of apprehension
or feeling , which in turn was extended , during the eighteenth century , to mean
the capacity for refined emotion , sensitiveness generally in the face of external ...
Both have earned the ridicule of later generations because of the excessive
tendencies of their characters to burst into tears ; in fairness , it must be
remembered that , as a matter of fact , eighteenth - century man did weep much
more readily ...
The artist who invents stage properties which can be borrowed with effect , is
sure of success , and the minor painters of the eighteenth century came to rely on
Salvator ' s banditti and shaggy fir - trees as their successors of the 1930s relied
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The Eighteenth Century
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