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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A painter can define the just proportion of the human body , and the anatomift
kriows what muscles constitute the strength of the limbs ; but grace of motion ,
and exertion of strength , depend on the mind , which animates the form . The
critic but ...
The nature of the Historical Play gave scope to the extensive talents of
Shakespear . He had an uncommon felicity in painting Manners , and developing
Characters , which he could employ with peculiar grace and propriety , when he
Close pent up guilts , Rive your concealing continents , and ask These dreadful
summoners grace ! - I am a man More finn ' d against than finning . Thus it is that
Shakespear redeems the ponfense , the indecorums , the irregularities of his ...
... an authority derived from the facred function , be more strongly arraigned , than
in the speeches of Westmorland , and John of Lancaster . WESTMORLAND .
Then , my lord , Unto your grace do I in chief address The substance of my
With Some Remarks Upon the Misrepresentations of Mons. de Voltaire Mrs.
Montagu (Elizabeth). yer Wherefore do you so ill translate yourself , Out of the
speech of peace , that bears such grace , Into the harsh and boift ' rous tongue of
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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