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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... Them , lies open to a thorough enquiry into the genius of our great English
classic . Unprejudiced and candid Judgment will be the surest basis of his fame .
А But whose very But he seems now in danger of incurring INTRODUCTION
classical , to their works ; I believe every reader of taste admires , not only the
fertility of their imagination , but the judgment with which they availed themselves
of the superstition of the times , and of the customs and modes of the country , in ...
And it is with great judgment the poet has given to Macbeth the very temper to be
wrought upon by such fuggestions . The bad man is his own Tempter . Richard III
. had a heart that prompted him to do all , that the worst demon could have ...
Mr. Voltaire desires , that by his translation all Europe will compare the thoughts ,
the stile , and the judgment of Shakespear , with the thoughts , the stile , and the
judgment of Corneille . It is difficult , perhaps impossible , to make the graces of ...
From this unhappy Wretch , who basely conceives a generous design , let us turn
to Brutus . There we shall see the different Q judgment judgment and genius of
the artists . Brutus and Cinna 1 Upon the CINNA of CORNEILLE , 241.
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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