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 tragedy of King Lear is very far from being a regular piece : yet there are
speeches in it which perhaps excel any thing that has been written by any
tragedian , ancient or modern . However we will only compare one passage of it
at present ...
The stern quthority the king assumes on Hotspur ' s disobedience to his
commands , could not fail to inflame a warm young hero Aushed with recent
victory , and elate with the consciousness of having so well defended a crown ,
which his ...
It is not only the king and parent , but Henry Plantagenet , that chides the Prince
of Wales . How natural it is for him , on Percy ' s revolt , to recur to his own
rebellion against Richard , and to apprehend , that the same levities which lost
that king ...
With Some Remarks Upon the Misrepresentations of Mons. de Voltaire Mrs.
Montagu (Elizabeth). And pr ' ythee , lead me in ; There take an inventory of all I
have , To the last penny , ' tis the king ' s . My robe , And my integrity to heav ' n , is
all I ...
The abhorrence Macbeth feels at the suggestion of assassinating his king ,
brings him back to this determination , If chance will have me king , why , chance
may crown me , Without my ftir . After a pause , in which we may suppose 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