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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fended , if , in the conduct of the play , his fierce resentments of his wrongs , the
noble frankness of the son of Achilles , and the crafty wiles of Ulysses , which are
so finely exhibited in the Tragedy of Sophocles , and so deeply interest us in the ...
Our noble Our noble countryman , Percy , engages us much more than Achilles ,
or any Grecian hero . The people , for whose use these public entertainments
should be chiefly intended , know the battle of Shrewsbury to be a Fact : they are
The speeches of Cassius express well his envious and peevish temper , and
make him a foil to set off to advantage the more noble mind of Brutus . Caffius
endeavours to stimulate Brutus to oppose the encroachments of Cæsar on the
liberty of ...
As rushing out of doors , to be resolv'd , If Brutus so unkindly knock'd , or no : For
Brutus , as you know , was Cæsar's angel , Judge , oh you Gods ! how dearly
Cæfar lov'd him ; This was the most unkindest cut of all ; For when the noble
Nor is ye te rollerai a juster translation of I will spurn thee : the first being a very
low phrase ; and to fpurn is in our language a very noble one , and not unfit for
the highest poetry or eloquence ; indeed is oftener so ufed than in ordinary ...
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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