The Ablest Man in Bulgaria

  title={The Ablest Man in Bulgaria},
  author={Bernard Frank Dukore},
  journal={SHAW The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies},
  pages={67 - 82}
  • B. Dukore
  • Published 1 September 2002
  • Philosophy
  • SHAW The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies
On stage, observes Gotthold Ephraim Lessing in the ninth installment of his Hamburg Dramaturgy (1767-69), we can only recognize the qualities of people "from their actions. The goodness with which we are to credit them, merely upon the word of another, cannot possibly interest us in them. It leaves us quite indifferent," and unless we observe and experience their goodness, "it even has a bad reflex" on the commentator who expresses the opinion. Therefore, far from being willing to believe that… 
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