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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With Some Remarks Upon the Misrepresentations of Mons. de Voltaire Mrs.
Montagu (Elizabeth). AN E S S A Y ON THE WRITINGS AND GENIUS OF SHAKE
S P E A R , COMPARED WITH THE GREEK AND FRENCH DRAMATIC POETS .
Compared with the Greek and French Dramatic Poets. With Some Remarks Upon
the Misrepresentations of Mons. de Voltaire Mrs. Montagu (Elizabeth).
INTRODUCTION . M R . Pope , in the preface to his edition IV of Shakespear ,
sets out ...
Our Shakespear , whose very faults pass here unquestioned , or are perhaps
consecrated through the enthusiasm of his admirers , and the veneration paid ' to
long - established fame , is by a great wit , a great critic , and a great poet of a ...
pardonable in such a master of fine raillery , frequently attacks our Shakespear
for the want of delicacy and politeness in his pieces , It must be owned , that in
some places they bear the marks of the unpolished times , in which he wrote , but
Most minutely too have they been anatomised in learned academies : but works ,
animated by Genius , will not abide this kind of dissection , Mr . Pope fays , that ,
in order to form a judgment of Shakespear ' s works , we are not to apply to the ...
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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