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
Thy place in council thou hast rudely lost , Which by thy younger brother is supply
'd ; And art almost an alien to the hearts Of all the court and princes of my blood .
The hope and expectation of thy time Is ruin'd , and the soul of every man ...
Richard III . had a heart that prompted him to do all , that the worst demon could
have suggested , so that the Witches would have been only an idle wonder in his
story ; nor did he want such a counsellor as Lady Macbeth : a ready instrument ...
... Which the poor heart would fain deny , and dare not . Toward the conclusion of
the piece , his mind seeins to fink under its load of guilt ! Despair and
melancholyhang on his words ! By his address to the physician , we perceive he
has griefs ...
... Judge , oh you Gods ! how dearly Cæfar lov'd him ; This was the most
unkindest cut of all ; For when the noble Cæsar saw him stab , Ingratitude , more
strong than traitor's arms , Quite vanquish'd him ; then burst his mighty heart ; And
, in his ...
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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