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AN ESSAY

ON THE

GENIUS OF SHAKESPEARE,

&c.

LONDON:

IBOTSON AND PALMER, PRINTERS, SAVOY STREET, STRAND.

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ON THE

Genius of Shakespeare,

WITH CRITICAL REMARKS ON THE CHARACTERS OF

ROMEO, HAMLET, JULIET, AND OPHELIA ;

TOGETHER WITH SOME OBSERVATIONS ON

THE WRITINGS OF SIR WALTER SCOTT.

TO WHICH IS ANNEXED,

A LETTER TO LORD

CONTAINING

A CRITIQUE

ON

TASTE, JUDGMENT, AND RHETORICAL EXPRESSION,

AND REMARKS ON

THE LEADING ACTORS OF THE DAY.

Sweetest Shakespeare, Fancy's child.-MILTON.

BY

HENRY MERCER GRAVES,

AUTHOR OF CATILINE, A TRAGEDY;
SKETCHES OF HIGH LIFE AND OF THE TENTH;
THE AMATORY ODES OF HORACE TRANSLATED;
POLITICAL CORRESPONDENCE,
&c. &c.

LONDON:

JAMES BIGG, 53, PARLIAMENT STREET.

1826.

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