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" It is said of the incomparable Virgil, that he brought forth his verses like a bear, and after formed them with licking. "
Poetaster - Page xc
by Ben Jonson - 1905 - 282 pages
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The Works of Ben Jonson...: With Notes Critical and Explanatory ..., Volume 9

Ben Jonson, William Gifford - Dramatists, English - 1816
...there never comes from them one sense worth the life of a day. A rhymer and a poet are two things. It is said of the incomparable Virgil, that he brought...verses like a bear, and after formed them with licking. Scaliger the father writes it of him, that he made a quantity of verses in the morning, which afore...
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The Brighton magazine, Volume 1

English essays - 1822
...be termed original genius, will not bear the eye of an Aristarchus. It was said of the illustrious, the incomparable, Virgil, — " That he brought forth his verses like a bear, and afterwards formed them by licking." This is a precise illustration of the position we have assumed...
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The Works of Ben Jonson: With Notes Critical and Explanatory, and ..., Volume 9

Ben Jonson - English drama - 1875
...there never comes from them one sense worth the life of a day. A rhymer and a poefrjure two things. It is said of the incomparable Virgil, that he brought...verses like a bear, and after formed them with licking. Scaliger the father writes it of him, . J'i- / ' that he made a quantity of verses in the morning,...
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Timber: Or, Discoveries Made Upon Men and Matter

Ben Jonson - English prose literature - 1892 - 166 pages
...from them one sense worth the life of a day. A rimer and a poet are two things. It is said of the ' f incomparable Virgil that he brought forth his verses...like * a bear, and after formed them with licking. Scaliger the father writes it of him, that he made a quantity of verses in the morning, which afore...
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Timber; Or, Discoveries Made Upon Men and Matter

Ben Jonson - 1892 - 166 pages
...there never come[s] from them one sense worth the life of a day. A rimer and a poet are two things. It is said of the incomparable Virgil that he brought forth his verses like 30 a bear, and after formed them with licking. Scaliger the father writes it of him, that he made a...
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Timber: Or, Discoveries Made Upon Men and Matter; Ed. with an Introduction ...

Ben Jonson - 1892 - 166 pages
...there never come[s] from them one sense worth the life of a day. A rimer and a poet are two things. It is said of the incomparable Virgil that he brought forth his verses like 30 a bear, and after formed them with licking. Scaliger the father writes it of him, that he made a...
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Epicoene: Or, The Silent Woman

Ben Jonson - Inheritance and succession - 1906 - 309 pages
...reading of Homer and Virgil is ... the best way of informing youthjand confirming man;' ibid., p.'76. 28: 'It is said of the incomparable Virgil that he brought...verses like a bear, and after formed them with licking ; ' Jonson calls him an imitator of Homer, ibid., p. 77. 26, and names both as masters of the epic,...
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Yale Studies in English, Volumes 31-32

1906
...reading of Homer and Virgil is ... the best way of informing youth/and confirming man;' ibid., p. 76. 28: 'It is said of the incomparable Virgil that he brought...verses like a bear, and after formed them with licking ; ' Jonson calls him an imitator of Homer, ibid., p. 77. 26, and names both as masters of the epic,...
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The Works of William Shakespeare...

William Shakespeare - 1907
..."vicious language," which is "vast and gaping, swelling and irregular." Virgil is to be commended, who "brought forth his verses like a bear, and after formed them with licking."* Euripides is to be commended, who "had in three days brought forth but three verses." What shall survive...
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Critical Essays of the Seventeenth Century ...: vol.II, 1650-1685; vol.III ...

Joel Elias Spingarn - Criticism - 1908
...there never come(s) from them one Sense worth the life 15 of a Day. A Rymer and a Poet are two things. It is said of the incomparable Virgil that he brought forth his verses like a Beare, and after form'd them with licking. Scaliger the Father writes it of him, that he made a quantitie...
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