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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In the East , the Poet veiled his inventions in mysterious allegories and divine
mythology ; and rather endeavoured to raise the mind to heavenly
contemplations , than to instruct it in human affairs . men . In Greece , the general
mother of arts ...
for their secret influence on the mind , and the terrors they could inflict on criminal
conscience , when they were represented as obliged to have recourse to the
ordinary method of revenge , by being witnesses and pleaders in a court of
... ribs Against the use of nature ? There is an obfcurity and stiffness in part of
these soliloquies , which I wish could be charged entirely to the confusion of
Macbeth's mind from the horror he feels , at the thought 2 mind The Tragedy of
Toward the conclusion of the piece , his mind seeins to fink under its load of guilt !
Despair and melancholyhang on his words ! By his address to the physician , we
perceive he has griefs that press harder on him than his enemies : MACBETH .
As her character was not composed of those gentle elements outof which regular
repentance could be formed , it was well judged to throw her mind into the chaos
of madness ; and , as the had exhibited Wickedness in its highest degree of ...
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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