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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... been tutored by any rules of art , or informed by acquaintance with just and
regular drama's . Even the politer fort by reading E 4 1 reading books of chivalry ,
which were the polite On the HISTORICAL DRAMA . 71.
In human nature , of which Shakespear's characters are a just imitation , every
passion is controlled and forced into many deviations by various incidental
dispositions and humours . The operations of this complicated machine are far
of mankind may be ranked , just between the extremes of good and bad ; a
station affailable by various temptations , and standing in need of the guard of
cautionary admonition . The supernatural The supernatural agents , in some
... I must man . own own , as the imitation is so just , though 272 Upon the Death
of Julius CÆSAR .
... a player , had been led into the mistake of charging Shakespear with the
absurdity of making Cæsar say , SA say , he never did wrong without just cause :
Upon the Death of Julius Cæsar . 279.
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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