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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... by Them , lies open to a thorough enquiry into the genius of our great English
classic . Unprejudiced and candid Judgment will be the surest basis of his fame .
А But whose very But he seems now in danger of incurring INTRODUCTION
If the severer muses , whose sphere is the Library and the Senate , are obliged in
complaisance to this degeneracy , to trick themselves out with meretricious and
frivolous ornaments , as is too apparent from the compositions of the Historians ...
wits , and his errors are the jefts of little critics ; but there has not been a great
poet , or great critic , since his time , who has not spoken of him with the highest
veneration , Mr. Voltaire alone excepted ; whose translations often , whose
You , my lord archbishop , Whose fee is by a civil peace maintain'd , Whose
beard the filver hand of peace hath touch'd , Whose learning and good letters
peace hath tutorid , Whose white investments figure innocence , The doye and
For the known limits of their powers and capacities set certain bounds to our
apprehenfions ; mysterious horrors , undefined terrors , are raised by the
intervention of beings , whose 2 nature nature we do not understand , whose
actions we ...
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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