Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)
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Criticism (Page: 346)
Crit"i*cism (kr?t"?-s?z'm), n.
The elements ofcriticism depend on the two principles of Beauty and Truth, one of which is the final end or object of study in every one of its pursuits: Beauty, in letters and the arts; Truth, in history and sciences. Brande & C.
By criticism, as it was first instituted by Aristotle, was meant a standard of judging well. Dryden.
About the plan of Rasselas" little was said by the critics; and yet the faults of the plan might seem to invite severe criticism. Macaulay.