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" He was inclined to show an usurper and a murderer not only odious but despicable, he therefore added drunkenness to his other qualities, knowing that kings love wine like other men, and that wine exerts its natural power upon kings. These are the petty... "
Poems, with illustrative remarks [ed. by W.C. Oulton]. To which is prefixed ... - Página xxii
por William Shakespeare - 1804
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Literary Criticism, Pope to Croce

Gay Wilson Allen, Harry Hayden Clark - 1962 - 659 páginas
...the senate house would certainly have afforded him. He was inclined to show an usurper and a murderer not only odious but despicable; he therefore added...of country and condition, as a painter, satisfied with the figure, neglects the drapery.8 Thomas Rymer, A Short View of Tragedy (1692), cites the buffoonery...
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Sources of Dramatic Theory: Volume 2, Voltaire to Hugo

D. J. Conacher - 1991 - 292 páginas
...the senate house would certainly have afforded him. He was inclined to show an usurper and a murderer not only odious but despicable; he therefore added...of country and condition, as a painter, satisfied with the figure, neglects the drapery. The censure which he has incurred by mixing comic and tragic...
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William Shakespeare: The Critical Heritage, Volumen5

Brian Vickers - 1995 - 568 páginas
...more contemptible than both, a Voltaire. He says that Shakespeare made the Danish usurper a drunkard, 'knowing that kings love wine like other men, and that wine exerts its natural power upon kings/ We are ashamed that so uncritical an apology for the conduct of Shakespeare should fall from the pen...
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Radical Tragedy: Religion, Ideology, and Power in the Drama of Shakespeare ...

Jonathan Dollimore - 2004 - 312 páginas
...and the whole system of life is continued in motion'. And all this is so because the poet correctly 'overlooks the casual distinction of country and condition, as a painter, satisfied with the figure, neglects the drapery' (Preface to Shakespeare, in Selected Writings, pp. 264-7). Kantlan...
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A Literary History of Women's Writing in Britain, 1660–1789

Susan Staves - 2006
...[Shakespeare's] Romans not sufficiently Roman," but famously dismissed these and related concerns as "the petty cavils of petty minds": "a poet overlooks...of country and condition, as a painter, satisfied with the figure, neglects the drapery."55 Yet historicist thinking was having so profound an impact...
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