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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First , we must take into consideration what is proposed to be done by the means
of dramatic imitation . Every fpecies of poetry has its distinct offices . The effecting
certain moral purposes , by the representation of a Fable , seems to have been ...
... which Westmorland attributes to the malevolent suggestions of Worcester .
Thus at once is presented to the spectator , the condition of the state , the temper
of the times , and the characters of the persons from whom times , go The First ...
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 ...
As Mr. Voltaire has given his translation of Julius Cæfar , I will just present to the
reader a literal translation of the first scene of the first Act , which begins by a
soliloquy . CINNA , TRAGEDI E. ACTE PREMIER , SCENE PREMIERE , Emilie .
It is perfectly apparent to any person who understands English , that Cæfar by
preordinance and first decree means that ordinance and first decree which he
had before past for Cimber's banishment . And he . says , I will not be prevailed
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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