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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With Some Remarks Upon the Misrepresentations of Mons. de Voltaire Mrs.
Montagu (Elizabeth). III THE SECOND PART OF HENRY IV . 2 . IT T is
uncommon to find the same spirit and interest diffused through the sequel , as in
the first part of ...
If the midnight bell Did with his iron tongue and brazen mouth Sound one unto
the drowsy race of night ; If this same were a church - yard where we stand , And
thou possessed with a thousand wrongs ; Or if that surly spirit melancholy Had ...
His witches , his ghosts , and his fairies , seem Spirits of health or goblins damn'd
; bring with them airs from heaven , or blasts ... Ariel is a spirit , mild , gentle , and
sweet , pofsefs'd of fupernatural powers , but subject to the command of a great ...
... supposed the residence of a kind of deity ; the Genius of the mountain , the
Spirit of the floods , the Oak endued with sacred prophecy ; made men walk
abroad with a fearful apprehension Of powers unseen , and mightier far than they
Be thou a spirit of health , or goblin damn'd , Bring with thee airs from heav'n , or
blasts from hell , Be thy intents wicked or charitable , Thou com'ít in such a
questionable shape , That I will speak to thee . ' I'll call thee Hamlet , King , father
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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