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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I dare hope to do him honour only by augmenting the heap of volumes given by
his admirers to his memory . I will own , I was incited to this undertaking by great
admiration of his genius , and still greater indignation at the treatment he has ...
Every spectator's affections were ranged under the white or red Rose , in whose
contentions some had lost their parents and friends , others had gained
establishments and honours . All All ' the inducements which the Greek
tragedians had to ...
In our northern climates heroic adventures pleased more than the gallant
dialogue , where love and honour dispute with all the sophistry of the schools ,
and one knows not when the contest would end , if heraldry did not step in and
decide the ...
I heartily wish for the honour of both nations , the lover and his bodkin , and the
foldiers and their halberds , had always been hiffed off the stage . Our
countryman was betrayed into hiserror by want of judgment , to difcern what part
of his story ...
It is a pardonable violation of historical truth , to give the Prince of Wales , who
behaved very gallantly at the battle of Shrewsbury , the honour of conquering him
; and it is more agreeable to the spectator , as the event was , to beat down The ...
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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