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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country , and an immortal fame , to the pleasures of life , he is then struck with
sentiments so suitable to the greatness of his own mind ; and , in the style of a
hero and a Greek , expresses how glad he should have been of such a bride .
A little reflection would shew it is more so : for there are relations between
sentiments and manners , and none between sentiments and dress . It is strange
that Painters , who are to give the mute inanimate figure , are required to be rigid
Indeed , from the invariableness of their natures , a greater consistency and
uniformity is necessary ; but most of all , as the belief of their intervention
depends entirely on their manners and sentiments suiting with the preconceived
opinion of ...
A concern for him mixed with compassion for any other person , would only , from
these discordant Sentiments , have excited some painful Emotions , in the
Spectator . Indeed , the common aim of tragedy writers seems to be merely to
make us ...
Is it not wonderful to see a poor player thus ennoble the sentiments , and give full
expansion to the magnanimity of the man styled the deliverer of Rome ? Mr.
Voltaire is so little sensible of the noble delicacy of this speech , that he says the ...
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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