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 lamp of a famous Philosopher , expecting that by its affiftance his lucubrations
would become equally celebrated , was little more absurd than those poets , who
suppose their dramas must be excellent if they are regulated by Aristotle ' s ...
We cannot þut suppose , that at the time it was written , many stories yet
subsisted of the wild adventures of this Prince of Wales , and his idle companions
. His subsequent reformation , and his conquests in France , rendered him a very
After a pause , in which we may suppose the ambitious desire of a crown to
return , so far as to make him undetermined what he shall do , and leave the
decision to future time and unborn events , he concludes , Come what come may
, Time ...
It is indeed no hard matter to write bad verse of any kind ; but , as so few of our
Poets have attained to that perfection in it , which Shakespear and Milton have ,
we have reas son to suppose the art to be difficult . Whata : ever is well done , in ...
Leave me with hafte , The dictionary was consulted for the word construe ; and
thus , according to the usual form , one may suppose it to have stood : To
construe , to interpret . This not serving the purpose , to interpret was next fought ;
ihere he ...
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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