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I have always been of the same opinion with the Author of the Preface to the translation of Brumoy’s Greek Theatre; in which, speaking of Tragedy, he hath expressed himself in the following lines: “In England, the subject is frequently too much exalted, and the Scenes are too often laid too high. We deal almost solely in the fate of Kings and Princes, as if misfortunes were chiefly peculiar to the great. But our Poets might consider, that we feel not so intensely the sorrows of higher powers, as we feel the miseries of those who are nearer upon a level with ourselves. The revolution and fall of empires affect us less, than the distresses of a private family. Homer himself had wandered like Ulysses, and although by the force of imagination he so nobly described the din of battle, and the echoing contests of fiery princes, yet his heart still sensibly felt the indigence of the wandering Ithacan, and the contemptuous treatment shewn to the beggar, whose soul and genius deserved a better fate.”

GENRE
Arts & Entertainment
RELEASED
2014
December 31
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
91
Pages
PUBLISHER
Project Gutenberg
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64.6
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