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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I have lived long enough : my way of life Is fall'n into the sear , the yellow leaf ;
And that which thould accompany old age , As honour , love , obedience , troops
of friends , I must not look to have ; but in their stead , Curses not loud but deep ...
Augustus consults him as his Friend , whether he shall lay down his power and
restore liberty to the common - wealth , advises him not to do it , with a great
appearance of personal attachment to him , and zeal for his country ; but in reality
, that ...
Friends , Romans , countrymen , lend me your ears . I come to bury Cæsar , not to
praise him . The evil , that men do , lives after them , The good is oft interred with
their bones ; So let it be with Cæfar ! noble Brutus Hath told you , Cæfar was ...
1 Have patience , gentle friends , I must not read it ; It is not meet , you know how
Cæsar lov'd you , You are not wood , you are not stones , but men ; And , being
men , hearing the will of Cæsar , It will inflame you , it will make you mad .
Good friends , sweet friends , let me not stir you up To such a sudden flood of
mutiny : They , that have done this deed , are honourable . What private griefs
they have , alas ! I know not , That made them do it ; they are wife and honourable
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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