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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The witches of the forest are as important in the tragedy of Macbeth , as the
Eumenides in the drama of Æschylus ; but our Poet is infinitely , more dexterous
and judicious in the conduct of their part . The secret , foul , and midnight hags
are not ...
The dexterity is admirable , with which the predictions of the witches ( as Macbeth
observes ) prove true to the Ear , but false to the Hope , according to the general
condition of all vain oracles . And it is with great judgment the poet has given to ...
And thus having determined , he tells Lady Macbeth ; We will proceed no further
in this business . He hath honour ' d me of late ; and I have bought Golden
opinions from all sorts of people , Which would be worn , now in their newest
glofs , Not ...
MACBETH . . . I dare do all that may become a man ; Who dares do more is none
. At length , overcome , rather than persuaded , he determines on the bloody
deed . I am settled , and bend up Each corp ' ral agent to this terrible feat .
MACBETH . One cry ' d , God bless us ! and , Amen ! the other ; As they had seen
me with these hangman ' s hands . Listening their fear , I could not say , Amen ,
When they did say , God bless us ! LADY . Consider it not so deeply . . МАСВЕтн
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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