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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Like wrath in death , and envy afterwards : For Antony is but a limb of Cæfar . ! . . '
Thus it is translated by Mr . de Voltaire : . BRUTUS . I ' wana tri Cette course aux
Romains , paraitrait trop sanglante ; On nous reprocherait la colêre & c l ' envie ...
and reproaches him with every species of base ingratitude , tells him he first gave
him his life , enriched him with the spoils of Antony , upon every occafion had
been profusely liberal and kind to him , preferred his interest even to those , who
The second scene is the course at the Lupercal games , in which Antony appears
the humble courtier of Cæsar . A Soothsayer bids him beware the Ides of March , '
. In the third scene there is a dialogue between Brutus and Cassius , in which ...
( TO ANTONY , apart . ) Let me have men about me that are fat , Sleek - headed
men , and such as seep a - nights : Yond Cassius has a lean and hungry look ;
He thinks too much . Such men are dangerous . ANTONY . Fear him not , Cæsar ,
He loves no plays , As thou do ' st , Antony ; he hears no music ; ; : . . Seldom he
smiles , and smiles in such a sort , As if he mock ' d himself , and scorn ' d his
spirit , That could be mov ' d to smile at any thing . Such men as he be never at
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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