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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How fine is that which follows ! LEAR . Let the great Gods , That keep this
dreadful pother o ' er our heads , Find out their enemies now . Tremble thou
wretch , That hast within thee undivulged crimes Unwhipt of justice ! Hide thee
thou bloody ...
Compared with the Greek and French Dramatic Poets. With Some Remarks Upon
the Misrepresentations of Mons. de Voltaire Mrs. Montagu (Elizabeth) . : . K .
HENRY . . . . Heav ' n pardon thee . Yet let me wonder , Harrys , At thy affections ...
... which hath desir ' d to see thee more : Which now doth , what I would not have
it do , Make blind itself with foolish tenderness . Our author is so little under the
discipline of Art , that we are apt to ascribe his happiest successes , as well as his
O my gentle Hubert , We owe thee much ; within this wall of flesh There is a foul
counts thee her creditor , And with advantage means to pay thy love ; And , my
good friend , thy voluntary oath Lives in this bosom , dearly cherished . Give me
By heaven , Hubert , I ' m almost alham ' d To say what good respect I have of
thee , · HUBERT . . I am much bounden to your majesty . . . . King JOHN . Good
friend , thou hast no cause to say so yety But thou shalt have — and creep time
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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