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" Many were the wit-combats betwixt him and Ben Jonson, which two I behold like a Spanish great galleon, and an English man-of-war ; Master Jonson (like the former) was built far higher in learning ; solid, but slow in his performances. Shakespeare... "
The Indicatior: a Miscellany for the Fields and the Fireside - Page 37
by Leigh Hunt - 1845
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Polyanthos, Volume 1

1806
...and Ban Jonson, which two I behold like a Spanish gnat galleon, and an English man of Master Johnson (like the former) was built far higher in learning ; solid, but slow in 'his performances. Shakespeare, with the English man of war, lesser in bulk, but light<er in sailing, could turn with...
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Curiosities of Literature, Volume 2

Isaac Disraeli - English literature - 1807
...earth, so Nature itself was all the art which was used upon him. " Many were the wit-combats betwixt him and Ben Jonson, which two I behold like a Spanish great galleon, and an English man of war. Master Jonson (like the former) was built far higher in learning; solid, but slow in his...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper;: Chaucer

Alexander Chalmers - English poetry - 1810
...Johnson, which two I behold like a Spanish great gallion and an English man of war : master Johnson (like the former) was built far higher in learning...in his performances. Shakspeare, with the English man of war, lesser in bulk, but lighter in sailing, could turn with all tides, tack about and take...
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Select Reviews of Literature, and Spirit of Foreign Magazines, Volume 3

Enos Bronson - Literature, Modern - 1810
...betwixt him and Ben Jonson, which two I behold like a Sfianixh great gallion and an i´nglish man of war. Master Jonson (like the former) was built far higher in learning; solid, but slow in his performance. Shakspeare with the English man of war, lesser in bulk, but lighter in sailing, could...
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Elements of the Philosophy of the Human Mind, Volume 1

Dugald Stewart - Philosophy - 1814
...mil, wrought out by his " own industry. — Many were the wit-combats between " him and Shakespeare, which two I behold like a Spanish " great galleon, and an English man of war. Jonson (like "the former) was built far higher in learning; solid, but " slow in his performances....
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Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1872 - 196 pages
...of Warwickshire, he winds up his account of the Poet thus : " Many were the wit-combats betwixt him and Ben Jonson ; which two I behold like a Spanish...in learning ; solid, but slow, in his performances : Shakespeare, with the English man-of-war, lesser in bulk, but lighter in sailing, could turn with...
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The general biographical dictionary. Revised by A. Chalmers

New and general biographical dictionary - 1815
...Johnson, which two I behold like a Spanish great gallion, and an Fjnglish man of war ; master Johnson (like the former) was built far higher in learning...in his performances. Shakspeare, with the English man of war, lesser in bulk, but lighter in sailing, could turn with all tides, tack about and take...
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The General biographical dictionary

Alexander Chalmers - Biography - 1815
...Johnson, which two I behold like a Spanish great gallion, and an English man of war ; master Johnson (like the former) was built far higher in learning...in his performances. Shakspeare, ,with the English man of war, lesser in bulk, but lighter in sailing, could turn with all tides, tack about and take...
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The British Plutarch: Containing the Lives of the Most Eminent ..., Volume 2

Francis Wrangham - Great Britain - 1816
...between him and Shakspeare, which two I beheld like a Spanish great galleon and an English man of war. Master Jonson, like the former, was built far higher...in his performances: Shakspeare, with the English man of war, lesser in. bulk but lighter in sailing, could turn with all tides, tack about, and take...
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The British Plutarch [by T. Mortimer].

Thomas Mortimer - 1816
...between him and Shakspeare, which two I beheld like a Spanish great galleon and an English man of war. Master Jonson, like the former, was built far higher...in his performances: Shakspeare, with the English man of war, lesser in bulk but lighter in sailing, could turn with all tides* tack about, and take...
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