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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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 ,
This lady , however odious she appears to the spectator , is made to engage
Cinna her lover , a nephew of the great Pompey , in a conspiracy against .
Auguftus . Shakespear most judiciously laboured to Thew , that Brutus's motives
to kill ...
Au milieu toutefois d'une fureur fi juste , J'aime encor plus Cinna que je ne hais
Auguste ; Et je sens refroidir ce bouillant mouvement , Quand il faut pour le suivre
expofer mon amant . Oui , Cinna , contre moi moi - même je m'irrite , Quand je ...
Lui ceder c'eft ta gloire , & le vaincre ta honte ; Montre - toi genereux , souffrant qu
'il te surmonte . Plus tu lui donneras , plus il te va donnet , Et ne triomphera que
pour te couronner . I do not pretend , as Mr. Voltaire does , I do Upon the CINNA ...
Cinna afsures Emilia that he had concealed from his associates , that to avenge
her father and to obtain her were the motives from which he had entered into this
conspiracy . Cinna . Rien n'est pour vous à craindre ; aucun de nos amis . Ne fait
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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