Some Remarks on the Tragedy of Hamlet Prince of Denmark, Written by Mr. William Shakespeare

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W. Wilkins, 1736 - 52 pages

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Page 19 - Like Niobe, all tears; why she, even she, — O God ! a beast, that wants discourse of reason, Would have mourn'd longer, — married with my uncle, My father's brother, but no more like my father Than I to Hercules...
Page 19 - That it should come to this! But two months dead: nay, not so much, not two: So excellent a king; that was, to this, Hyperion to a satyr; so loving to my mother That he might not beteem the winds of heaven Visit her face too roughly.
Page 19 - Why, she would hang on him, As if increase of appetite had grown By what it fed on ; yet, within a month, Let me not think Frailty, thy name is Woman...
Page 11 - What art thou, that usurp'st this time of night, Together with that fair and warlike form In which the majesty of buried Denmark Did sometimes march?
Page 33 - England ; which design, had it taken effect upon his life, he never could have revenged his father's murder.
Page 21 - I have not mentioned the incest of her marriage, which is so obvious a provocation ; but cannot forbear taking notice, that when his fury is at its height, he cries, " Frailty, thy name is Woman...
Page 46 - Ophelia's madnefs was chiefly for her father's death, or for the lofs of Hamlet. It is not often that young women run mad for the lofs of their fathers. It is more natural to...
Page 49 - Denmark, as he had the dying voice of the prince. He in a few words gives a noble character of Hamlet, and ferves to carry off the...
Page 55 - And the more I read him, the more I am convinced, that as he knew his own particular Talent well, he study'd more to work up great and moving Circumstances to place his chief Characters in, so as to affect our Passions strongly, he apply'd himself more to This than he did to the Means or Methods whereby he brought his Characters into those Circumstances.
Page 4 - But the Province of an Editor and a Commentator is quite foreign to that of a Poet. The former endeavours to give us an Author as he is ; the latter, by the Correclnefs and Excellency of his own Genius, is often tempted to give us an Author as he thinks he ought to be.

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