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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The hope and expectation of thy time Is ruin'd , and the soul of every man
Prophetically does fore - think thy fall . Had I so lavila of my prefence been , So
common - hackney'd in the eyes So stale and cheap to vulgar company ; '
Opinion , that ...
More pangs and fears than war or women have : And when he falls , he falls like
Lucifer , Never to hope again . ... Mark but my fall , and that which ruin'd me ;
Cromwell , I charge thee , Aling away ambition , By that fin fell the angels ; how
it should not fall into better hands than thine . Learn to know what thou art :
descend into thyself : thou art honoured , praised , and loved , all tremble before
thee , fo high have I raised thy fortune : but thou wouldīt be the pity of those who
Begone-Run to your houses , fall upon your knees , Pray to the gods , to intermit
the plague That needs must light on this ingratitude . The next speech expresses
the general apprehension of Cæsar's assuming too great a degree of power .
I am sorry that I must differ from the opinion of our commentator , who thinks the
words , “ O what a fall was there ! ” related to that circumstance ; it seems rather to
refer to what immediately follows : ANTONY . Then I , and you , and all of us fell ...
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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