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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The Heroes of antiquity were not more disguised in the romances of Calprenede
and Scuderi , than in the tragedies of Corneille . In spite of the admonitions given
by that admirable critic Boileau to their dramatic writers in the following lines ...
upon the passion of Love , to which the man , the prince , the hero , is made to
facrifice every other consideration , even private morals are corrupted . Of this we
shall be perfectly convinced , if we compare the conduct and sentiments of ...
country , and an immortal fame , to the pleasures of life , he is then struck with
sentiments so suitable to the greatness of his own mind ; and , in the style of a
hero and a Greek , expresses how glad he should have been of such a bride .
Westmorland informs him of the defeat of Mortimer by Owen Glendower ; the King
relates the news of Percy's victory at Holmedon , which naturally leads him to the
praise of this young hero , and to express his envy of Lord Northumberland's ...
graced his hero , and therefore makes Maximus reply to him thus : MaxiME .
Formez vos remors d'une plus juste cause , De vos lâches conseils , qui seuls ont
arrêté Le bonheur renaissant de notre liberté . C'est vous seul aujourd'hui qui
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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