An Essay on the Writings and Genius of Shakespear Compared with the Greek and French Dramatic Poets: With Some Remarks Upon the Misrepresentations of Mons. de Voltaire
H. Hughs, 1772 - 288 pages
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... by Them , lies open to a thorough enquiry into the genius of our great English
classic . Unprejudiced and candid Judgment will be the surest basis of his fame .
А But whose very But he seems now in danger of incurring INTRODUCTION
After our poet has received such important services from the united efforts of
talents and learning in his behalf , some apology seems necessary for this work .
But let it be remembered , that the most superb and lasting monument that ever
The Prince seems always diverted , rather than seduced by Falstaffe ; he
despises his Vices while heisentertained by his Humour : and though Falstaffe is
for a while a stain upon his character , yet it is of a kind with those colours , which
He had no legs , that practis'd not his gait ; And speaking thick , which nature
made his blemish , Became the accents of the valiant ; For those , that could
speak low and tardily , Would turn their own perfection to abuse , To seem like
him : So ...
related to that circumstance ; it seems rather to refer to what immediately follows :
ANTONY . Then I , and you , and all of us fell down : Whilst bloody treason
flourish'd over us . Meaning how the general state of the republic was affected by
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The admirers of this Essay may be offended at the slighting manner in which Johnson spoke of it; but let it be remembered, that he gave his honest opinion unbiassed by any prejudice, or any proud ... Read full review