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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Every spectator's affections were ranged under the white or red Rose , in whose
contentions some had lost their parents and friends , others had gained
establishments and honours . All All ' the inducements which the Greek
tragedians had to ...
In dividing the kingdom he will not yield a foot of ground to those who dispute
with him ; but would give any thing to a well - deserving friend . It is a pardonable
violation of historical truth , to give the Prince of Wales , who behaved very
... when he makes him , even in speaking to his friends and partisans , diffemble
so far , in relating Richard's prophecy , that Northumberland who helped him to
the throne , would one day revolt from H him The Second Part of HENRY IV . 113.
He alone , perhaps , would have perceived the decorum and fitness of making so
wise a man reserved even with his friends , and trust a confeffion of the iniquities ,
by which he obtained the crown , only to his successor , whose interest it was ...
He is not , like Hotspur , a valiant rebel , full of noble anger and fierce defiance ,
he speaks like a cool politician to his friends , and like a deep designing
hypocrite to his enemies , and pretends he is only acting as physician to the state
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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