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S. Austin Allibone, comp.  Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay.  1880.
 
John Gay
 
  They object against it as a farce, because the irregularity of the plot should answer to the extravagance of the characters, which they say this piece wants, and therefore is no farce.
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  We have often had tragi-comedies upon the English theatre with success; but in that sort of composition the tragedy and comedy are in distinct scenes.
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  The whole art of the tragi-comical farce lies in interweaving the several kinds of the drama, so that they cannot be distinguished.
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