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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How natural it is for him , on Percy's revolt , to recur to his own rebellion against
Richard , and to apprehend , that the same levities which lost that king , first the
opinion , then * Hume's Hift . of H. IV . the the allegiance of his fubjects , should ...
The Eumenides , snoring in the temple of Apollo , and then appearing as
evidences against Orestes in the Areopagus , seem both acting out of their
sphere , and below their character . It was the appointed office of the venerable
goddesses , to ...
One argument against it , is , that such deeds must be supported by others of like
nature . But , in these cases , We still have judgment here ; that we but teach
Bloody instructions , which , being taught , return To plague th ' inventor ; this
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 ...
This intimation of discontent encourages Cassius to try to incense Brutus against
the growing power of Cæsar . On the shouts of the mob , Brutus expresses his
fear that they are making Cæsar king ; this encourages Caffius to proceed in his ...
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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