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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An habitation giddy and unsure Hath he that buildeth on the vulgar heart . YORK .
Let us on : And publish the occasion of our arms . The commonwealth is sick of
their own choice ; Their over greedy love hath surfeited . An habitation giddy and
You , my lord archbishop , Whose fee is by a civil peace maintain'd , Whose
beard the filver hand of peace hath touch'd , Whose learning and good letters
peace hath tutorid , Whose white investments figure innocence , The doye and
... from the admirable qualities of the king . Besides , this Duncan Hath borne his
faculties so meekly , hath been So clear in his great office , that his virtues Will
plead , like angels , trumpet - tongu'd again The deep damnation of his taking off .
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 ambitious ; If it
were so , it was a grievous fault , And grievously hath Cæsar answer'd it .
Wherein hath Cæfar thus deserv'd your loves ? Alas ! you know not . I must not
tell you then . You have forgot the will I told you of . ALL . Most true , -the will .
Let's stay , and hear the will . ANTONY . Here is the will , and under Cæfar's feal .
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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