Das Schicksal Mustapha's des Sohnes Solyman's II in Geschichte und Literatur

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Mannheimer Vereinsdruckerei, 1908 - 124 pages
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Page 51 - Eleonora" had been excluded the stage, because the licenser discovered in it a formidable attack on the minister, yet Mallet's " Mustapha," which was thought, and was no doubt intended, to glance both at the king and sir Robert Walpole, in the characters of' Solyman the Magnificent, and Rustan his visier, was allowed to be acted, and was acted with great applause. • The language of this tragedy is more easy and natural than that of " Eurydice," but its success was much owing to its political allusions.
Page 69 - Il garde au milieu de son amour la férocité de sa nation. Et si l'on trouve étrange qu'il consente plutôt de mourir que d'abandonner ce qu'il aime et d'épouser ce qu'il n'aime pas, il ne faut que lire l'histoire des Turcs. On verra partout le mépris qu'ils font de la vie.
Page 40 - Mustapha, the play should naturally have ended with the death of Zanger, and not have given us the grace-cup after dinner, of Solyman's divorce from Roxolana. The following properties of the action are so easy that they need not my explaining. It ought to be great, and to consist of great persons, to distinguish it from Comedy, where the action is trivial, and the persons of inferior rank.
Page 83 - Qui? moi! je souffrirois qu'arbitre de ma vie.... Monarques des chrétiens , que je vous porte envie! Moins craints et plus chéris , vous êtes plus heureux» Vous voyez de vos lois vos peuples amoureux Joindre un plus doux hommage à leur obéissance ; Ou, si quelque coupable a besoin d'indulgence, Vos cœurs à la pitié peuvent s'abandonner , Et , sans effroi du moins, vous pouvez pardonner.
Page 54 - The History of the Life and Death of Sultan Solyman the Magnificent,
Page 37 - I'll lock my Bosom up, where Love did dwell; I will to Beauty ever shut my Eyes, And be no more a Captive by Surprize: But, Oh! how little I esteem a Throne, When Love, the Ornament of Pow'r, is gone!
Page 38 - Second's court, and afforded the pattern of those tragedies, which continued in fashion for twenty years after the Restoration, and which were called rhyming or heroic plays.
Page 38 - France afforded the pattern of those tragedies which continued in fashion for twenty years after the Restoration, and which were called Rhyming or Heroic Plays. In that country, however, contrary to the general manners of the people, a sort of stately and precise ceremonial early took possession of the theatre. The French dramatist was under the necessity...
Page 55 - The friend of learning, freedom, truth, and man. His were the stores of letter'd time, comprest The mind of ages in a single breast ; The glance to catch, the patience to inquire, The sage's temper and the poet's fire. In him the wealth of Greece and Latium shone, Their Themis, Clio, Erato his own ; And his, reveal'd in all their dazzling hues, The luscious charms of Asia's florid Muse : With her o'er Schiraz...
Page 28 - Jortin and Thirlby, Johnson calls three contemporaries of great eminence." * " Warburton himself did not feel, as Mr. Boswell was disposed to think he did, kindly or gratefully of Johnson." t " It was him that Horace Walpole called a man who never made a bad figure but as an author.

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