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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is unfavourable to her lover , and being befides no politician , answers
theemperor , that she does not understand state affairs : a cruel reply to a speech
he could have no motive for making , but to display his wisdom and eloquence .
The old ...
... an authority derived from the facred function , be more strongly arraigned , than
in the speeches of Westmorland , and John of Lancaster , WESTMORLAND .
Then , my lord , Unto your grace do I in chief address The substance of my
He makes two speeches , in which he appears envious and malignant to Cæsar ,
of whom he speaks as men do , who , unwilling to confess the qualities that give
superiority to a rival , dwell with malice on those petty circumstances , by which ...
In this haughty style he answers the petitions of Metellus Cimber , and the other
conspirators , for the repeal of Publius Cimber's banishment ; the speech suits the
purpose of the Poet , but is very blamable if compared with the historical ...
Par un juíte décret ton frére eft exilé . Flate , prie à genoux , & léche moi les pieds
; Va , je te roflerai comme un chien ; loin d'ici . Lorsque César fait tort , il a
toujours raison . Ben Johnson , by a faulty transcript of this speech , or 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