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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There were two honours loft ; yours It ; yours and your son's , For yours , may
heav'nly glory brighten it ! For his , it struck upon him as the sun In the grey vault
of heav'n ; and by his light Did all the chivalry of England move To do brave acts .
I have liv'd long enough : my way of life Is fall'n into the sear , the yellow leaf : And
that which should accompany old age , As honour , love , obedience , troops of
friends , I must not look to have ; but in their stead , Curses not loud but deep ...
I have lived long enough : my way of life Is fall'n into the sear , the yellow leaf ;
And that which thould accompany old age , As honour , love , obedience , troops
of friends , I must not look to have ; but in their stead , Curses not loud but deep ...
The lady enjoins her Lover to kill Augustus ; that adventure atchieved , he is to
hope for her hand ' ; his glory is to be derived from her acknowledging him worthy
of it ; she is continually exhorting him to deserve the honour of being beloved by ...
The Tribunes chide the people for gathering together to do honour to Cæsar's
triumph . As certain decorums were unknown to the writers of Shakespear's days
, he suffers some poor mechanics to be too loquacious . As it was his business to
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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