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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It is as a moral philosopher , not as the mere connoisseur in a polite art , that Arifa
totle gives the preference , above all ... The object of the epic Poem is to inspire
magnanimity ; to give good documents of life ; to induce good habits ot ; and ...
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
1 Having considered the characters of this piece , I cannot pass over the conduct
of it without taking notice of the peculiar feli , city , with which the fable unfolds
itself from the very beginning , The first scenes give the outlines of the characters
Great caution and dexterity are required in the dramatic Poet , to give an air of
reality to fictitious existence . In the bold attemptto give to airy nothing a local
habitation and a perfon , regard must be had to fix it in such scenes , and to
display it in ...
The more thou givest to it , the more it will give thee , and will triumph only to
crown thee . ” Such mighty nothings in so strange a stile Amaze th ' unlearn'd ,
and make the learned smile . The second scene of Emilia , and Fulvia her friend ,
is not ...
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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