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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But that I am forbid To tell the secrets of my prison - house , I could a tale unfold ;
whose lightest word Would harrow up thy soul , freeze thy young blood , Make thy
two eyes , like stars , start from their spheres , Thy knotted and combined locks ...
It will have blood . --They fay , blood will have blood . Stones have been known to
move , and trees to speak ; Augurs , that understand relations , have , By magpies
, and by choughs , and rooks , brought forth The secret'tt man of blood .
Woe to the hand that shed this costly blood ! Over thiy wounds now do I prophesy
, Which , like dumb mouths , do ope their ruby lips , To beg the voice and
utterance of my tongue , A curse shall light upon the limbs of men ; Domestic fury
, and ...
Look ! in this place , ran Cassius ' dagger through ; See , what a rent the envious
Casca made ; Through this , the well - beloved Brutus stabb'd ; And as he pluck'd
his cursed steel away , Mark , how the blood of Cæsar follow'd it ! As rushing ...
These crouchings and these lowly curtesies Might fire the blood of ordinary men ,
And turn pre - ordinance and first decree Into the law of children . Be not fond , To
think that Cæfar bears such rebel blood , That will be thaw'd from the true ...
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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