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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... and as she now speaks at Paris , or in Italy ; and he can discern between the
natural language , in which the once addressed the human heart , and the
artificial dialect which she has acquired from the prejudices of a particular nation ,
or the ...
... and fiercé civil ftrife , Shall cum ber all the parts of Italy ; Blood and destruction
shall be so in use , And dreadful objects fo familiar , That mothers shall but smile ,
when they behold Their ' infants quarter ' d with the hands of war : All pity choak ...
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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