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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the lamp of a famous Philosopher , expecting that by its assistance his
lucubrations would become equally celebrated , was little more absurd than
those poets , who suppose their dramas must be excellent if they are segulated
by Aristotle's ...
We cannot but suppose , that at the time it was written , many stories yet
subsisted of the wild adven , tures of this Prince of Wales , and his idle
companions . His subsequent reformation , and his conquests in France ,
rendered him a very ...
After a pause , in which we may suppose the ambitious desire of a crown to
return , fo far as to make him undetermined what he shall do , and leave the
decision to future time and unborn events , he concludes , Come what come may
, Time ...
It is indeed no hard matter to write bad verse of aný kind ; but , as so few of our
Poets have attained to that perfection in it , which Shakespear and Milton have ,
we have rea . fon to suppose the art to be difficult . Whata ever is well done , in ...
Leave me with hafte , The dictionary was consulted for the word construe ; and
thus , according to the usual form , one may suppose it to have stood : To
construe , to interpret . This not serving the purpose , to interpret was next fought ;
there he ...
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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