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 ...
If Shakespear had not preserved the Roman character and sentiments , in his
play of the Death of Julius Cæsar , we should have abhorred Brutus as an Affaffin
, who by this artifice appears a Tyrannicide : and had not Mr . Addison made Cato
... antecedent to the death of Cæsar On the Præternatural Beings . 165.
testimony , that , antecedent to the death of Cæsar , The graves stood tenantless ,
and the sheeted dead : : Did squeak and gibber in the Roman streets , gives
credibility and importance to this phænomenon . Horatio ' s address to the ghost
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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