Essay on the Writings and Genius of Shakespear

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"Mrs. Montague, a lady distinguished for having written an Essay on Shakspeare [sic], being mentioned:—Reynolds. ""I think that essay does her honour."" Johnson. ""Yes, Sir; it does her honour, but it would do nobody else honour. I have, indeed, not read it all. But when I take up the end of a web, and find it packthread. I do not expect, by looking further, to find embroidery. Sir, I will venture to say, there is not one sentence of true criticism in her book."" Garrick. ""But, Sir, surely it shews how much Voltaire has mistaken Shakspeare, which nobody else has done."" Johnson. ""Sir, nobody else has thought it worth while. And what merit is there in that ? You may as well praise a schoolmaster for whipping a boy who has construed ill""."

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Originally published 1791.

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Life of Johnson
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Essay on the Writings and Genius of Shakespear

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Life of Johnson

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Notes
Originally published 1791.

How to cite this record

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Life of Johnson
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Accessed on 2019/09/22 18:39:39

Related place
England
Related people
Garrick, David
Related text or manuscript
Life of Johnson
Related place
England
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