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 represented them with sentiments and manners agreeable to their historical
characters ; and to those things , which common fame had divulged of them ,
must have engaged the attention of the spectator , and affifted in that delusion of
Prophetically does fore - think thy fall . is in Had I fo lavilh of my presence been ,
i n So common - hackney ' d in the eyes of men , iii So stale and cheap to vulgar
company ; ' , . . . ( Opinion , that did help me to the crown , Had still kept loyal to ...
... steps , observe , were grandeurs ; so the allegory is vanity and ambition
disdaining grandeur ; and the image presented is a woman climbing up a ladder ,
which is not a very common object , but more fo than Vanity ' s disdaining
Augustus consults him as his Friend , whether he shall lay down his power and
restore liberty to the common - wealth , advises him not to do it , with a great
appearance of personal attachment to him , and zeal for his country ; but in reality
, that ...
... common error , in the plan of 238 Upon the Cinna of Corneille .
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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