An Essay on the Learning of Shakespeare

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T. and H. Rodd, 1821 - 114 pages
 

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Page 22 - win. For either thou Must, as a foreign Recreant, be led With manacles thorough our streets ; or else Triumphantly tread on thy Country's ruin, And bear the palm, for having bravely shed Thy wife and children's blood. For myself, son, I purpose not to wait on Fortune, till These wars determine : if I
Page 24 - assistance of a Comment. But matters may not always be so easily managed :—a plagiarism from Anacreon hath been detected. " The Sun's a thief, and with his great attraction Robs the vast Sea. The Moon's an arrant thief, ^And her pale fire she
Page 27 - But Shakspeare" persists Mr. Upton, " hath some Greek Expressions? Indeed!—" We have one in Coriolanus, '* It is held That valour is the chiefest Virtue, and Most dignifies the Haver." and another in Macbeth, where Banquo addresses the Weird-Sisters, • " My noble Partner You greet with present grace, and great prediction Of noble Having.
Page 20 - To every sev'ral man, seventy-five drachmas.' " Moreover he hath left you all his walks, " His private arbours, and new-planted orchards, " On this side Tiber. -- " " Our author certainly wrote," says Mr. Theobald,— " On that side Tiber—
Page 72 - O brawling Love ! O loving hate ! O heavy lightness ! serious vanity ! Mis-shapen Chaos of well-seeming forms ! Feather of lead, bright smoke, cold fire, sick health ! Still-waking Sleep ! that is not what it is
Page 85 - Dream he happened to take at Crendon* in Bucks.—I think I have been told, that he left near three hundred pounds to a Sister.—He understood Latin pretty well, FOR he had been in his younger yeares a Schoolmaster in the Country" I will be short in my animadversions, and take them in their order.
Page 85 - and make a speech. This William being inclined naturally to Poetry and Acting, came to London, I guess, about eighteen, and was an Actor in one of the Playhouses, and did act exceedingly well. He began early to make Essays in dramatique Poetry.—The humour of the Constable in the Midsummer
Page 50 - are not alwayes of one selfe same number of Syllables, yet beyng redde by one that hath understanding, the longest verse, and that which hath most syllables in it, will fall to the Eare correspondent unto that which hath fewest syllables in it : and likewise that whiche
Page 40 - The stately sailing Swan Gives out his snowy plumage to the gale ; And arching proud his neck with oary feet, Bears forward fierce, and guards his osier Isle, Protective of his young." But to return, as we say on other
Page 77 - Read the booke of Taming a Shrew, which hath made a number of us so perfect, that now every one can rule a Shrew in our Countrey, save he that hath hir."—I am aware, a modern Linguist may object, that the word Book does not at present seem dramatick, but it was once almost technically so

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