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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The superiority of talents and learning , which I acknowledge in these editors ,
leaves me no room to entertain the vain presumption of attempting to correct any
passages of this cea lebrated Author ; but the whole , as corrected and elucidated
With Some Remarks Upon the Misrepresentations of Mons. de Voltaire Mrs.
Montagu (Elizabeth). base , scandalous , flothful Laco should all appear in their
proper characters , which would be unfolding through the whole progress of the
But though such subjects might be chosen , or invented , as would introduce
some favorable incidents , or flattering reflections , this intention did not always
reign through the whole drama . 1 It was just now observed , that Shakefpear has
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U PON THE CI N N A OF CO RNE I L L E. HOUGH iris an agreeable task , upon
the whole , to attempt the vindication of an author's injured fame , the pleasure is
much allayed , by its being attended with a necessity to lay open the unfairness ...
A sublime genius , in all its operations , sacrifices little things to great , and parts
to the whole . Modern criticifm dwells on minute articles . The principal object of
our Poet was to interest the spectator for Brutus ; to do this he was to Thew , that ...
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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