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 superiority of talents and learning , which I acknowledge in these editors ,
leaves me no room to entertain the vain presumption of attempting to correct any
passages of this celebrated Author ; but the whole , as corrected and elucidated
... and gestures : when one of these. rection cate , with wits , each 6 .
direction to its actions and gestures : when one of these critics has attempted to
finish a work by his own rules , he has rarely been able to convey into it one fpark
of divine fire ; and the hero of his piece , whom he designed for a Man , remains ...
In these views , then , our author is to be examined . First , whether his Fables
answer the noblest end of Fable , moral instruction ; next , whether his dramatic
imitation has its proper dramatic excellence . In the latter of these articles ,
With Some Remarks Upon the Misrepresentations of Mons. de Voltaire Mrs.
Montagu (Elizabeth). ject of confideration , if we do not remember the different
circumstances under which these writings were composed . Shakespear ' s plays
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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