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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... nothinglow , noranything pompous : Augustus Cæsar , On DRAMATIC Poetry .
he utters nothinglow , noranything pompous : Augustus Cæsar , represented to a
barbarous audience , would command more respect , if feated on the Mogul ' s
golden throne , sparkling with gems , than in the curule chair , to which power ...
The choice of a story that at once gave countenance to King James ' s doctrine of
dæmonology , and shewed the ancient destination of his family to the throne of
Great Britain , was no less flattering to that Monarch than Virgil ' s to Augustus ...
As the subject of the drama is built on a conspiracy , which every one knows had
not any effect , and as the author has so conducted it as to render the pardon ,
Augustus gives the conspirators , an act of political prudence rather than of ...
This lady , however odious she appears to the spectator , is made to engage
Cinna her lover , a nephew of the great Pompey , in a conspiracy against
Augustus . Shakespear most judiciously laboured to shew , that Brutus ' s motives
to kill ...
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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