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" ... it. In his works you find little to retrench or alter. Wit, and language, and humour, also in some measure, we had before him ; but something of art was wanting to the drama, till he came. He managed his strength to more advantage than any who preceded... "
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by Ben Jonson - 1905 - 282 pages
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden, Now First ...

John Dryden - 1800
...managed his strength to more advantage than any •who preceded him. You seldom find him making Jove in any of his scenes, or endeavouring to move the...and saturnine to do it gracefully, especially when hq knew he came after those who had performed both to Buch an height. Humour was his proper sphere;...
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Specimens of English prose-writers, from the earliest times to the ..., Volume 3

George Burnett - 1807
...wanting to the drama, till he came. He managed his strength to more advantage than any who preceded him. You seldom find him making love in any of his scenes,...he came after those who had performed both to such a height. Humour was his proper sphere ; and in that he delighted most to represent mechanic people....
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the ..., Volume 3

George Burnett - Authors, English - 1807
...to t!. drama, till he came. He managed Ins strength to more advantage than any who preceded him. You seldom find him making love in any of his scenes,...he came after those who had performed both to such a height. Hnmorr was his proper sphere ; and in that he delighted most to represent mechanic people....
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the Close of ...

George Burnett - Authors, English - 1807
...more advantage than any who preceded him. You seldom find him making love in any of his scenes, of endeavouring to move the passions ; his genius was...he came after those who had performed both to such a height. Humour was his proper sphere ; and in that he delighted most to represent mechanic people....
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A Manual of Essays: Selected from Various Authors

Manual - Essays - 1809
...totally superseded those which divided with them the public applause in the time of Dryden. VOL. I. M seldom find him making love in any of his scenes,...saturnine to do it gracefully, especially when he came after those who performed both to such a height. Humour was his proper sphere, and in that he...
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Biographia Dramatica: pt.1. Authors and Actors: A-H

David Erskine Baker - Dramatists, English - 1812
...wanting to the drama, till he came. He managed his strength to more advantage than any wb,o preceded him. You seldom find him making love in any of his scenes,...he came after those who had performed both to such a height. Humour was his proper sphere, and in that he delighted most to represent mechanic people....
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pt. 2. Authors and actors: I-Y. Appendix. Additions and corrections

David Erskine Baker - English drama - 1812
...to the drama, till he came. He managed his ' strength to more advantage than ' any who preceded him. You seldom find him making love ' in any of his scenes,...especially when he knew he ' came after those who had per' formed both to such a height. ' Humour was his proper sphere, ' and in that he delighted most...
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Biographia Dramatica: Or, A Companion to the Playhouse ..., Volume 1, Issue 2

David Erskine Baker - English drama - 1812
...the drama, " till he came. He managed bis " strengt!; to more advantage than " any who preceded him. You " seldom find him making love " in any of his scenes, or endea" vouring to move the passions ; " his genius was too sullen and " saturnine to do it gracefully,...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the Close of ...

George Burnett - Authors, English - 1813
...wanting to the drama, till he came. He managed his strength to more advantage than any who preceded him. You seldom find him making love in any of his scenes, or endeavouring'to move .the passions ; his genius was too sullen and saturnine to do it gracefully, especially...
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The Works of Ben Jonson, Volume 1

Ben Jonson, William Gifford - Dramatists, English - 1816
...wanting to the drama, till he came. He managed his strength to more advantage than any who preceded him. You seldom find him making love in any of his scenes,...he came after those who had performed both to such a height. Humour was his proper sphere, and in that he delighted most to represent mechanic people....
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