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Waller used to be of this Nature, in his adjustments of the Maid’s Tragedy. To the Earl of Rochester we owe Valentinian; to the Duke of Buckingham, the possibilities; Sir William D’Avenant and Mr. Dryden united in restoring the Tempest. Troilus and Cressida, Timon, and King Lear, have been the Works of 3 succeedingLaureats: in addition to many others, too many to say. The Reader may well please furthermore to take become aware of (that not anything can be imputed to Shakespeare that can look unworthy of him), that such strains as seem to be markt, are strains further to make solid the Connexion the place there has been a need to go away out; within which all possible Care has been taken to mimic a similar type of interval and switch of Stile and proposal with the unique. What different adjustments were needful as to the swap of phrases or unmarried strains, the behavior of Incidents, and approach to motion in the course of the entire Piece, to convey it into the shape and Compass of a Play will be superfluous to examin, each Reader with the ability to fulfill himself, if he thinks healthy, through evaluating. PROLOGUE Written through Bevill Higgons, Esq; The Ghosts of Shakespeare and Dryden come up Crown’d with Lawrel. Dryden. This radiant Circle, reverend Shakespeare, view; An viewers in basic terms to thy Buskin due. Shakespeare. A Scene so noble antient Greece ne’er observed, Nor Pompey’s Dome whilst Rome the realm gave legislation. i think instantly either ask yourself and pleasure, through attractiveness warm’d, transcendently so vivid. THE serious historical past good, Dryden, might’st thou sing; good may possibly those Hero’s struggle. Dryden. With the entire outward Lustre that you locate, they wish the nobler Beauties of the brain. Their sickly Judgments what's simply, refuse, And French Grimace, Buffoons, and Mimicks decide upon. Our Scenes wasteland a few wretched Farce to determine; They recognize now not Nature for they tast no longer Thee. Shakespeare. Whose silly Souls thy ardour can't circulate, Are deaf certainly to Nature and to like. while thy Ægyptian weeps, what Eyes are dry? Or who can dwell to work out thy Roman dye? Dryden. Thro’ views revers’d they Nature view, which provide the Passions pictures no longer real. Strephon for Strephon sighs; and Sapho dies, Shot to the Soul via brighter Sapho’s Eyes. No ask yourself then their wand’ring Passions roam, And consider now not Nature, whom th’ have triumph over. For disgrace permit genial Love succeed agen, You Beaux Love women, and also you girls males. Shakespeare. those Crimes, unknown in our much less polisht Age, Now appear above Correction of the degree. much less Heinous Faults our Justice does pursue: To day we punish a Stock-jobbing Jew. a section of Justice bad and weird; Which, if pursu’d, may make a skinny alternate. The Law’s illness the juster Muse offers, Tis in basic terms we will make you strong or clever, Whom Heav’n spares the Poet will Chastise. those Scenes of their tough local costume have been mine, yet now improv’d with nobler Lustre shine; the 1st impolite Sketches Shakespeare’s Pencil drew, yet the entire shining grasp stroaks are new. This Play, ye Criticks, shall your Fury ’stand, Adorn’d and rescu’d through a ideal Hand. Dryden. I lengthy endeavour’d to aid thy degree With the faint Copies of thy Nobler Rage, I yet toyl’d in useless for an Ungenerous Age.

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