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Ille per extentum funem mihi posse videtur
Ire poeta; meum qui pectus inaniter angit,
Irritat, mulcet, falsis terroribus implet,

Ut Magus; et modo me Thebis, modo ponit Athenis."

No man ever took this extended range' more securely than Shakspere; no man ever possessed so ample a control over the passions; and he transported his hearers, as a magician,' over lands and seas, from one kingdom to another, superior to all circumscription or confine." The picture passed from the possession of Mr. Jennens into that of the Duke of Somerset.

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Ile per extentum funem mihi posse videtur
Ire poeta; meum qui pectus inaniter angit,
Irritat, mulcet, falsis terroribus implet,

Ut Magus; et modo me Thebis, modo ponit Athenis."

No man ever took this 'extended range' more securely than Shakspere; no man ever possessed so ample a control over the passions; and he transported his hearers, as a magician,' over lands and seas, from one kingdom to another, superior to all circumscription or confine." The picture passed from the possession of Mr. Jennens into that of the Duke of Somerset.

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