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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Compared with the Greek and French Dramatic Poets. With Some Remarks Upon
the Misrepresentations of Mons. de Voltaire Mrs. Montagu (Elizabeth). country ,
and an immortal fame , to the pleasures of life , he is then struck with sentiments ...
The fame magnanimity of sentiment might certainly have been found in Gustavus
Adolphus , and in other generals ; but ... If Shakespear had not preserved the
Roman character and sentiments , in his play of the Death of Julius Cæsar , we ...
A little reflection would Thew it is more fo : for there are relations between
sentiments and manners , and none between sentiments and dress . It is strange
that Painters , who are to give the mute inanimate figure , are required to be rigid
A concern for him mixed with compassion for any other person , would only , from
these discordant Sentiments , have excited some painful Emotions , in the
Spectator . Indeed , the common aim of tragedy writers seems to be merely to
make us ...
Is it not wonderful to see a poor player thus ennoble the sentiments , and give full
expansion to the magnanimity of the man styled the deliverer of Rome ? Mr .
Voltaire is so little sensible of the noble delicacy of this speech , that he says 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