Shakespeare has united the powers of exciting laughter and sorrow not only in one mind, but in one composition. Almost all his plays are divided between serious and ludicrous characters and I the successive evolutions of the design, sometimes produce seriousness and sorrow, and sometimes levity and laughter.
This book introduces a trajectory of Shakespeare’s finest plays of huge laughter with critical analysis, the way they are represented and tasted by the huge audience and eminent critics. It is from this wide extension of design that so instruction is derived. It is this which fills the plays of Shakespeare with practical axioms and domestic wisdom. It will not easily be imagined how much Shakespeare excels in accommodating his sentiments to real life, but by comparing him with other authors.