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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This play opens by the king's declaring his intention to undertake the crusade , as
soon as peace will allow him to do it . Westmorland informs him of the defeat of
Mortimer by Owen Glendower ; the King relates the news of Percy's victory at ...
The stern authority the king assumes on Hotspur's disobedience to his
commands , could not fail to inflame a warm young hero flushed with recent
victory , and elate with the consciousness of having so well defended a crown ,
which his father ...
It is not only the king and parent , but Henry Plantagenet , that chides the Prince
of Wales . How natural it is for him , on Percy's revolt , to recur to his own rebellion
against Richard , and to apprehend , that the same levities which lost that king ...
King John wishes to instigate Hubert to kill Prince Arthur , but observe with what
difficulty he expresses his horrid purpose . King JOHN . Come hither , Hubert . O
my gentle Hubert , We owe thee much ; within this wall of fleste There is a foul ...
Macbeth , in debating with himself , chiefly dwells upon the Guilt , yet touches
something on the Danger of assassinating the king . When he argues with Lady
Macbeth , knowing her too wicked to be affected by the one , and too daring to be
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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