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 latter of these articles , perhaps , there is not any thing will more assist our
judgment than a candid comparison ( where the nature of the subjects will bear it
) between his , and fome other celebrated dramatic compositions . It is idle to ...
Had that great Critic seen a play so fashioned on the chronicles of his country ,
thus representative of the manners of the times , and of the characters of the most
illustrious perfons concerned in a series of important cvents , perhaps he would ...
... Si nous coupons la tête , & puis hachons les membres , Car Antoine n'est rien
qu'un membre de Cæsar . The following ingenious note is added by the
translator . The word course , says he , perhaps 1 perhaps has an illusion to the
own , as the imitation is so just , though the original may be called mean , I think it
is not to beentirely condemned : one might perhaps wish the part of the mob had
been shorter . . The miserable conceit of Cæsar's blood rushing out of the ...
I may perhaps be charged with partiality to'my author , for not having indulged
that malignant fpirit of criticism , which delights in exposing every blemish . I have
passed over beauties and defects in the fame silence , where they have not ...
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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