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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Will not an intelligent spectator admire the prodigious structures of Stone - Henge
, because he does not know by what law of mechanics they were raised ? Like
them , our author's works will remain for ever the greatest monuments of the ...
We may securely applaud what the ancients have crowned , therefore should not
withold our approbation wherever we find our countryman has equalled the most
admired passages in the Greek tragedians ; but we shall not do justice to his ...
... fighing on After the admired heels of Bolingbroke , Cry'st now , O earth , yield
us that king again , And take thou this . # 2 Moral Moral reflections may be more
frequent in this kind of On the HISTORICAL DRAMA . 61.
Allegory , the daughter of fable , is admired by the fastidious Wit , and abstruse
Scholar , when her mother begins to be treated as superannuated , foolish , and
doting ; but however well she may please and amuse , not being worshipped as ...
1 as Spencer's Fairy Queen was the admired work of the times . Allegorical
beings , performing acts of chivalry , fell in with the taste of an age that affected '
abstrufe Learning romantic Valour , and high - flown Gallantry , ' Prince Arthur ,
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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