D.C. Heath, 1913 - 456 páginas

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This duo represent a hit and a miss by Jonson. The Devil has been produced successfully in modern times, while the more experimental Poetaster has remained largely in obscurity. These paperbacks are the most affordable editions available. Leer comentario completo

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Página 185 - As when some one peculiar quality Doth so possess a man, that it doth draw All his affects, his spirits, and his powers, In their confluctions, all to run one way, This may be truly said to be a humour.
Página 228 - Nay, their endeavour keeps in the wonted pace: but there is, sir, an aery of children, little eyases, that cry out on the top of question, and are most tyrannically clapped for 't: these are now the fashion, and so berattle the common stages (so they call them) that many wearing rapiers are afraid of goose-quills, and dare scarce come thither.
Página 215 - ... felices! nunc ego resto. confice! namque instat fatum mihi triste, Sabella quod puero cecinit divina mota anus urna: 30 hunc neque dira venena, nee hosticus auferet ensis, nee laterum dolor aut tussis, nee tarda podagra: garrulus hunc quando consumet cumque. loquaces, si sapiat, vitet, simul atque adoleverit aetas.
Página xxiv - He had many quarrels with Marston, beat him, and took his pistol from him, wrote his Poetaster on him; the beginning of them were that Marston represented him in the stage.
Página xxi - Why, here's our fellow Shakespeare puts them all down — ay, and Ben Jonson too. O, that Ben Jonson is a pestilent fellow ; he brought up Horace, giving the poets a pill ; 1 but our fellow Shakespeare hath given him a purge that made him bewray his credit.
Página 207 - I remember the players have often mentioned it as an honour to Shakespeare that in his writing (whatsoever he penned) he never blotted out a line. My answer hath been, "Would he had blotted out a thousand!
Página 172 - To show that Virgil, Horace, and the rest Of those great master-spirits, did not want Detractors then, or practisers against them...
Página 437 - But deeds and language such as men do use, And persons such as Comedy would choose, When she would show an image of the times. And sport with human follies, not with crimes; Except we make 'em such, by loving still Our popular errors, when we know they're ill.
Página 439 - I'll strip the ragged follies of the time Naked as at their birth . . . and with a whip of steel Print wounding lashes in their iron ribs.
Página 121 - Banish'd the court ? let me be banish'd life, Since the chief end of life is there concluded. Within the court is all the kingdom bounded ; And as her sacred sphere doth comprehend Ten thousand times so much, as so much place In any part of all the empire else, So every body, moving in her sphere, Contains ten thousand times as much in him As any other her choice orb excludes.

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