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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Oh thou fond many ! with what loud applause , Did'st thou beat heav'n with
blefling Bolingbroke , Before he was , what thou would'st have him be ! And now ,
being trim'd up in thine own desires , Thou , beastly feeder , art so full of him ,
... our heads , Find out their enemies now . Tremble thou wretch , That hast within
thee undivulged crimes Unwhipt of justice ! Hide thee thou bloody hand , Thou
Thou perjur'd , and thou simular of virtue , That 78 On the HISTORICAL DRAMÀ .
Good friend , thou hast no cause to say so yet , But thou shalt have - and creep
time ne'er so flow , Yet it shall come for me to do thee good . I had a thing to say
— but , let it go : The sun is in the heav'n , and the proud day , Attended with the ...
Learn to know what thou art : descend into thyself : thou art honoured , praised ,
and loved , all tremble before thee , fo high have I raised thy fortune : but thou
wouldīt be the pity of those who now envy that fortune , if I abandoned thee to thy
Sham'st thou to shew thy dang'rous brow by night , When evils are most free ? O
then , by day Where wilt thou find a cavern dark enough , To mask thy monstrous
visage ? Seek none , Conspiracy , Hide it in smiles and affability ; For if thou put ...
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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