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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INTRODUCTION . On Dramatic Poetry . On the Historical Drama . The Firsi Part of
Henry IV , The Second Part of Henry IV . On the Præternatural Beings . The
Tragedy of Macbeth . Upon the Cinna of Corneille . Upon the Death of Julius
The examples of this are so frequent , as to occur almost in every scene of his
beft plays . But left I should be misunderstood , I will cite one from the second part
of Henry IV . where the general maxim is , that An An habitation giddy and unsure
... the mishap ' d trunk that bears this head Be round impaled with a glorious
crown . [ Henry VI . A & t 3d , Scene 3d . GLOUCESTER . GLOUCESTER . The
midwife wonder ' d , and the 70 On the HISTORICAL DRAMA .
Henry VI . A & 5th , Scene 7th . Our author , by following minutely the chronicles
of the times , has embarrassed his drama ' s with too great a number of persons
and events . The hurley - burley of these plays recommended them to a rude ...
... how poorly Corneille has represented characters borrowed from so great a
portrait painter as Tacitus , let us now see what Shakespear has done , from
those awkward originals our old chronicles . . . . THE THE FIRST PART OF
HENRY IV .
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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