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 228 - But there is, sir, an aiery of children, little eyasses, that cry out on the top of question, and are most tyrannically clapp'd 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
Página 207 - 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 a thousand, which they thought a malevolent speech.
Página 228 - Faith, there has been much to do on both sides; and the nation holds it no sin, to tarre them on to controversy: there was, for a while, no money bid for argument, unless the poet and the player went to cuffs in the question.
Página xiv - Jonson's statement as reported by Drummond was : " He had many quarrels with Marston, beat him, and took his pistol from him, wrote his Poetaster on him." * Next in importance to this is Dekker's statement in the Dedication "To the World " of Satiromastix. He 1 Except Dekker's mention, in Dedication of Satiromastix, of
Página 441 - Library for these books.) 387, 268. Whipping of the blinde-Beare. "To this entertainment [bear-baiting] there often follows that of whipping a blinded bear, which is performed by five or six men standing circularly with whips which they can exercise upon him without any mercy, as he cannot escape because of his chain." Hentzner, Itinerary , 1598, quoted in
Página 240 - ' the impossibility of any man's being the good poet, without first being a good man.** 116, 56. we exile thy feete. Ovid was exiled by Augustus, but the real cause of his exile is not known. He seems to attribute it to his poetry, especially the
Página 185 - Humour, . . . when some one peculiar quality Doth so possess a man, that it doth draw All his affects, his spirits, and his powers, In their confiuctions, all to
Página xvi - hem. What th' have done 'gainst me, I am not mov'd with. If it gave 'hem meat, Or got 'hem clothes. 'Tis well. That was their end. Onely amongst them, I am sorry for Some better natures, by the rest so drawne, To run in that vile line. in the last act in Poetaster in which Asinius
Página 178 - Here in a cell, to get a darke, pale face, To come forth worth the ivy, or the bayes, And in this age can hope no other grace Leave me. There's something come into my thought, That must, and shall be sung, high, and
Página 234 - I. Grace. Beauties, have ye seen this toy, Called Love, a little boy. Almost naked, wanton, blind ; etc, Spenser in a letter to Gabriel Harvey sends some lines containing the same ideas, Harvey, ed. Grosart i. 36. The custom of circulating odes etc. in manuscript would account for many allusions to poems of which no copy has been preserved. 99,

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