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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Loud fhouts and falutations from their mouths , Even in the presence of the
crowned king . Thus I did keep my person fresh and news My presence , like a
robe pontifical , Ne'er seen , but wonder'd at ; and so my state , Seldom , but
... their silent adorations to their emperora His quality of Ghost does not appear to
make any impression upon them ; and the Şatraps so exactly preserve the
characters of courtiers , that they do not venture totell him the true state of the
affairs of ...
band ; with that passion and tenderness , one mould expect on the fight of her
long lost husbut very calmly informs him , after some flattery on the constant
prosperity of his reign , of the calamitous state of Persia under Xerxes , who has
When the violence of the emotion subsides , he reflects , that probably this
supernatural event portends some danger lurking in the state . This suggestion
gives importance to the phænomenon , and engages our attention . Horatio's
relation of ...
Meaning how the general state of the republic was affected by the fall of so great
a As the illiterate People are afraid of being imposed upon by the arts of the
Learned and the Eloquent , he veryjudiciously assures them he is no orator .
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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