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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who could fit to hear the following address of a lover to his mistrefs's bodkin , with
which she had just put out one of his eyes : PYMANTE . O toi , qui fecondant son
courage inhumain , Loin d'orner les cheveux , dishonores fa main , Exécrable ...
This is the more astonishing as the author has not confined himself like all other
dramatic writers to a certain theatrical character ; which , formed entirely of one
passion , presents to us always the Patriot , the Lover , or the Conqueror .
We say , the lover feeds on hope ; the warrior thirsts for glory : would it be fair O 3
fair to translate , that the lover eats a morfel 1 -- Upon the Cinna of CORNEILLE .
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 ...
With Some Remarks Upon the Misrepresentations of Mons. de Voltaire Mrs.
Montagu (Elizabeth). decision . She says to Auguftus , when he has discovered
the confpiracy , as a sufficient vindication of her lover , Oui , tout ce qu'il a fait , il l'
a fait ...
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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