Preface to the Works of Shakespeare (1734)

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Author: Lewis Theobald
Published: 1734
Language: English
Wordcount: 19,527 / 68 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 50.8
LoC Category: PR
Downloads: 530
Added to site: 2005.07.23
mnybks.net#: 11102
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Criticism
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all younger Brothers of the same Family, and all of them have a Pretence to give the same Crest: But Shakespeare's Clowns and Fops come all of a different House: they are no farther allied to one another than as Man to Man, Members of the same Species: but as different in Features and Lineaments of Character, as we are from one another in Face, or Complexion. But I am unawares launching into his Character as a Writer, before I have said what I intended of him as a private Member of the Republick.

[Sidenote: Some Particulars of his private Life.]

Mr. Rowe has very justly observ'd, that People are fond of discovering any little personal Story of the Great Men of Antiquity: and that the common Accidents of their Lives naturally become the Subject of our critical Enquiries: That however trifling such a Curiosity at the first View may appear, yet, as for what relates to Men of Letters, the Knowledge of an Author may, perhaps, sometimes conduce to the better understanding his Works:

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