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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Superficial criticisms hit the level of shallow minds , to whom a Bon Mot will
appear Reason , and an epigrammatic Turo , Argument ; so that many of our
countrymen have hastily adopted this lively writer's opinion of the extravagance ,
and total ...
With Some Remarks Upon the Misrepresentations of Mons. de Voltaire Mrs.
Montagu (Elizabeth). with indignity , and Otho's thrice repeated attempt to kill
himself before his mistress's face , without the least reason why he should put an
end to ...
poflibility of satisfying the expectations of those who had affifted his usurpation ,
as some of the best historians with great appearance of reason have suggested *
, it is certain his reign was full of discontents and troubles . The popular arts by ...
... and challenges , as it were , the scrutiny of the eye , must be truth itself , or “
something very nearly approaching to it . ” It should indeed be what our
Imagination will adopt , though our Reason would reject * Hurd , on Dramatic
Imitation . it .
With great reason , therefore , it has been asserted , that the western bards had
an advantage over Homer , in the superstitions of their country . The religious
ceremonies of Greece were more pompous than solemn ; and seemed as much
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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