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" ... either to gaine or keep. Vindicative, but if he be well answered, at himself, for any religion as being versed in both, interpreteth best sayings and deeds often to the worst: oppressed with fantasie, which hath ever mastered his reason, a generall... "
Poetaster - Page xxxv
by Ben Jonson - 1905 - 282 pages
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The Poems of William Drummond of Hawthornden: With Life, by Peter Cunningham

William Drummond, Peter Cunningham - 1833 - 336 pages
...worst. Oppressed with fantasie, which hath ever mastered his reason ; a generall disease in many poets. His inventions are smooth and easie ; but, above all, he excelleth in a translation." What does he mean by decoying? Jonson came voluntarily; at least he [Mr. Gifford] could not prove otherwise...
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The Poems of William Drummond of Hawthornden: With Life, by Peter Cunningham

William Drummond, Peter Cunningham - Electronic book - 1833 - 336 pages
...worst. Oppressed with fantasie, which hath ever mastered his reason ; a generall disease in many poets. His inventions are smooth and easie ; but, above all, he excelleth in a translation." Let us examine Gifford's accusation. What does he mean by decoying? Jonson came voluntarily; at least...
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Publications, Volume 8

Shakespeare Society (Great Britain) - 1842
...sacrificed to an imaginary envy which hath ever mastered his reason, a generall disease in many Poets. His inventions are smooth and easie ; but above all he excelleth in a Translation.™ When his play of a Silent Woman was first acted, ther was found verses after on the stage against him,...
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Notes of Ben Jonson's Conversations with William Drummond of Hawthornden ...

Ben Jonson, William Drummond - 1842 - 54 pages
...sacrificed to an imaginary envy which hath ever mastered his reason, a generall disease in many Poets. His inventions are smooth and easie ; but above all he excelleth in a Translation.01 When his play of a Silent Woman was first acted, ther was found verses after on the...
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A Supplement to Dodsley's Old Plays, Volumes 17-18

Thomas Amyot, John Payne Collier, William Durrant Cooper, Alexander Dyce, Barron Field, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright - English drama - 1853
...sacrificed to an imaginary envy which hath ever mastered his reason, a generall disease in many Poets. His inventions are smooth and easie ; but above all he excelleth in a Translation.™ When his play of a Silent Woman was first acted, ther was found verses after on the stage against him,...
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William Shakespeare not an imposter, by an English critic [G.H. Townsend].

George Henry Townsend - 1857 - 122 pages
...worst. Oppressed with fantaisie, which hath ever mastered his reason, a generall desease in many Poets. His inventions are smooth and easie; but above all he excelleth in a Translation. When his play of a Silent Woman was first acted, ther was found verses after on the stage against him,...
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A History of English Dramatic Literature to the Death of Queen Anne, Volume 1

Sir Adolphus William Ward - English drama - 1875 - 1247 pages
...worst. Oppressed with fantasie, which hath ever mastered his reason, a general! disease in many Poets. His inventions are smooth and easie ; but above all he excelleth in a Translation.' (Besides the above there is an ill-natured joke about Ben Jonson's plays, which Drummond probably had...
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Miscellaneous poems ; Leges Convivales ; Translations from the Latin poets ...

Ben Jonson - 1875
...here one by one carefully softened down from the harsher-sounding synonym es actually recorded. tions are smooth and easie ; but above all he excelleth in a Translation? When his play of a Silent Woman was first acted, ther was found verses after on the stage against kirn,...
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The Works of Ben Jonson: With Notes Critical and Explanatory, and ..., Volume 9

Ben Jonson - English drama - 1875
...here one by one carefully softened down from the harsher-sounding synonymes actually recorded. tions are smooth and easie ; but above all he excelleth in a Translation? When his play of a Silent Woman was first acted, ther was found verses after on the stage against him,...
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Biographical and Critical Studies

James Thomson - English literature - 1896 - 483 pages
...worst. Oppressed with fantasie, which hath over-mastered his reason, a generall disease in many Poets. His inventions are smooth and easie; but above all he excelleth in a Translation." This is indeed a bright testimonial from "your loving friend, WD," who had written two days before,...
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