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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But let it be remembered , that the most superb and lasting monument that ever
was consecrated to Beauty , was that to which every lover carried a tribute . I dare
hope to do him honour only by augmenting the heap of volumes given by his ...
The Achilles of Ra . cine is not distinguished from any young lover of spirit ; yet
this is one of the best French tragedies . It is usual to compliment Corneille with
having added dignity to the Romans ; and he has undoubtedly given them a
This lady then proceeds to question her sister concerning her inclination for her
lover Spitridates , and urges in his favour ; ELPINICE . Car enfin , Spitridate a l '
entretien charmant , L ' oeil vif , l ' esprit aisé , le cœur bon , l ' ame belle ; A tant
Compared with the Greek and French Dramatic Poets. With Some Remarks Upon
the Misrepresentations of Mons. de Voltaire Mrs. Montagu (Elizabeth). who could
fit to hear the following address of a lover to his mistress ' s bodkin , with which ...
The blinded lover , after many complaints , and wishes for revenge , hears the
noise of a tempest , and thus breaks out : . . . PYMANTE . Mes menaces déja font
trembler tout le monde : Le vent fuit d ' épouvante , et le tonnetre en gronde : L '
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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