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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Page 1 . On Dramatic Poetry . P. 25 . On the Historical Drama . P. 55 The First
Part of Henry IV : P. 89 . The Second Part of Henry IV . P. III . On the Præternatural
Beings . P. 133 The Tragedy of Macbeth . P. 173 . Upon the Cinna of Corneille .
That the simplicity of Euripides is pre . ferable to the perplexity or bombast of
Corneille's manner in developing the story of several of his tragedies , no person
of just taste I believe will dispute . The first scene of the Cinna has been ridiculed
The editor of the late edition of Corneille's works , has given the following preface
to the tragedy of Cinna : Having often heard Corneille and Shake( pear
compared , I thought it proper to « Thew “ fhew their different manner , in subjects
" that ...
I have therefore « chosen the first acts of the Death of Cæfar , where there is a
conspiracy , as in “ Cinna ; and in which everything is “ relative to the conspiracy
to the end of " the third Act . The reader may compare “ the thoughts , the style ,
... nature , and a just resemblance of the thing imitated Upon the CINNA of
CORNEILLE : 209.
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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