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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... to a people that could delight in bloody skirmishes on the stage . The English ,
as unjustly , but as excusably , accuse of effeminacyand frivoloufness , those who
who could fit to hear the following address of a 74 On the HISTORICAL DRAMA ...
... hateful to my purposes ) Or if thou couldest see me without eyes , Hear me
without thine ears , and make reply Without Without a tongue , using conceit
alone , Without eyes 128 The Second Part of Henry IV .
... great Pompey pass the streets of Rome ; And when you saw his chariot but
appear , Have you not made an universal shout , That Tyber trembled
underneath his banks To hear the replication of your sounds , Made in his
concave shores ?
But here's a parchment , with the seal of Cæsar , I found it in his closet , ' tis his
will ; Let but the commons hear this testament , Which , pardon me , I do not mean
to read , And they would go and kiss dead Cæsar's wounds , And dip their ...
Read the will , we will hear it , Antony , & c . ANTONY . Will you be patient ? will
you stay a while ? I have o'ershot myself , to tell I fear , I wrong the honourable
men , Whose daggers have stabb'd Cæsar . I do fear it . 4 PLEBEIAN . They were
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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