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 reputeless banishment , A fellow of no mark , nor likelihood . But being
seldom seen , I could not stir , But , like a comet , I was wonder'd at , That men
would tell their children , this is he ; Others would say , where ? which is
... Be thy intents wicked or charitable , Thou com'ít in such a questionable shape ,
That I will speak to thee . ' I'll call thee Hamlet , King , father , royal Dane : oh !
answer me ; Let me not burst in ignorance ; but tell , L 4 Why 1 Why thy
i 1 1 Priam's son , upon the stage , to tell a very long and lamentable tale . Here is
therefore produced , by each tragedian , the departed Spirit walking this upper
world for causes adınitted by popular faith . Among the Ancients , the Unburied ...
... speak of him ; For I have neither wit , nor words , nor worth , Action nor utt'rance
, nor the power of speech , To ftir mens blood ; I only speak right on . I tell you that
which you yourselves do know ; I tell Upon the Death of Julius CÆSAR . 269.
I tell you that which you yourselves do know ; Shew you sweet Cæsar's wounds ,
poor , poor , dum mouths ! And bid them fpeak for me . But were I Brutus , And
Brutus Antony , there were an Antony Would ruffle up your spirits , and put a
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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