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Tue Apr 04 21:34:58 2017 1 The Project Gutenberg EBook of Eighteenth Century Essays on Shakespeare by D.
Nichol Smith This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.
You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at http:--www.gutenberg.org-license Title: Eighteenth Century Essays on Shakespeare Author: D.
Nichol Smith Release Date: October 10, 2009 [Ebook #30227] Language: English Character set encoding: UTF-8 ***START OF THE PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK EIGHTEENTH CENTURY ESSAYS ON SHAKESPEARE*** Eighteenth Century Essays on Shakespeare Edited by D.
Nichol Smith, M.A. Glasgow James MacLehose and Sons Publishers to the University 1903 CONTENTS Preface. Introduction.
Shakespearian Criticism in the Eighteenth Century. Nicholas Rowe: Some Account of the Life &c.
of Mr.
William Shakespear. 1709. John Dennis: On the Genius and Writings of Shakespeare.
1711. Alexander Pope: Preface to Edition of Shakespeare.
1725. Lewis Theobald: Preface to Edition of Shakespeare.
1733. Sir Thomas Hanmer: Preface to Edition of Shakespeare.
1744. William Warburton: Preface to Edition of Shakespeare.
1747. Samuel Johnson: Preface to Edition of Shakespeare.
1765. Richard Farmer: An Essay on the Learning of Shakespeare: Addressed to Joseph Cradock, Esq.
1767. Maurice Morgann: An Essay on the Dramatic Character of Sir John Falstaff. 1777. Notes. Nicholas Rowe. Tue Apr 04 21:34:58 2017 2 John Dennis. Alexander Pope. Lewis Theobald. Sir Thomas Hanmer. William Warburton. Samuel Johnson. Richard Farmer. Maurice Morgann. Index. Footnotes PREFACE. The purpose of this book is to give an account of Shakespeares reputation during the eighteenth century, and to suggest that there are grounds for reconsidering the common opinion that the century did not give him his due.
The nine Essays or Prefaces here reprinted may claim to represent the chief phases of Shakespea...





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