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" As for Jonson, to whose character I am now arrived, if we look upon him while he was himself, (for his last plays were but his dotages) I think him the most learned and judicious writer which any theatre ever had. "
The Lives of the Poets-laureate: With an Introductory Essay on the Title and ... - Page 106
by Wiltshire Stanton Austin, John Ralph - 1853 - 428 pages
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Passages in Prose ..., Volume 2

1797 - 522 pages
...is like»ife a little obfolete, and Ben Jonfon's witcnmes lliort of theirs. As for Jonfon, to whofe character I am now arrived, if we look upon him while he was himfelf (for his lafl plays were but his dotages) ,1 think him the molt learned and judicious writer...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Passages in Prose, Selected ...

Vicesimus Knox - English prose literature - 1797 - 516 pages
...little obfolete, and йеп Jonfon's wit comet fhort of theirs. As. for Jonfon, to whofe charafler I am now arrived, if we look upon him while he was himfelf (for his laft plays were but his dotages),! think him the moft learned and judicious writer...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden ..., Volume 1, Part 2

John Dryden - 1800 - 624 pages
...language is likewise a little obsolete,1 and Ben Jonson's wit comes short of theirs. As for Jensen, to whose character I am now .arrived, if we look upon...| him the most learned and judicious writer which lany theatre ever had. He was a most severe judge £»f himself, as well as others. One cannot say...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden ..., Volume 1, Issue 2

John Dryden, Edmond Malone - English prose literature - 1800 - 591 pages
...humours. Shakspeare's language is likewise a little obsolete,1 and Ben Jonson's wit comes short of theirs. As for Jonson, to whose character I am now arrived, if we look upon him while he was himselfj (for his last plays were but his dotages,) I think him the most learned and judicious writer...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the Close of ...

George Burnett - Authors, English - 1807 - 548 pages
...Jonson '« wit comes short of theirs. Ben. Jonson. As for Jonson, to whose character I am now ar' rived, if we look upon him while he was himself, (for his...himself, as well as others. One cannot say he wanted wit, hut rather that he was frugal of it. In his works you find little to retrench or alter. Wit, and language,...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the ..., Volume 3

George Burnett - Authors, English - 1807 - 1152 pages
...language is likewise a little obsolete, and Ben Jonson's wit comes abort of theirs. Sen. Jonson. , As for Jonson, to whose character I am now arrived, if we look upon him while he was himself, (for liis last plays were but his dotages,) I think him the most learned and judicious writer which any...
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A Manual of Essays: Selected from Various Authors

Manual - Essays - 1809 - 288 pages
...little obsolete, and Ben Jonson's wit comes short of theirs. As for Jonson, to whose character I am no>r arrived, if we look upon him while he was himself,...which any theatre ever had. He was a most severe judge ot'himself, as well as others. One cannot say that he wanted wit, but rather that he was frugal of...
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Biographia Dramatica: pt.1. Authors and Actors: A-H

David Erskine Baker - Dramatists, English - 1812 - 426 pages
...entitled to that appellation. We shall here add a character of Ben Jonsou as sketched by Dryden: " If we look upon him while he was himself (for his...most learned and judicious writer which .any theatre 'evey had. He was a most severe Jt ON judge of himself as -well . as others. One cannot say he wanted...
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Biographia Dramatica: pt. 2. Authors and actors: I-Y. Appendix. Additions ...

David Erskine Baker - English drama - 1812 - 416 pages
...entitled to that appellation. We shall here add a character of Ben Jonson as sketched by Dryden : " If we look upon him while he " was himself (for his...but his dotages), I think " him the most learned and judi" cious writer which any theatre " ever had. He was a most severe JON "judge of himself as well...
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pt.2. Authors and actors : I-Y. Appendix. Additions and corrections

David Erskine Baker - English drama - 1812 - 430 pages
...entitled to that appellaiion. We shall here add a character of Ben Jonson as sketched by Dryden : " If we look upon him while he " was himself (for his...but his dotages), I think " him the most learned and judir " cious writer which any theatre '*' ever had. He was a most severe -JON ' judge of himself as...
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