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" Jonson, never equalled them to him in their esteem, and in the last king's court, when Ben's reputation was at highest, Sir John Suckling, and with him the greater part of the courtiers, set our Shakespeare far above him. "
Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Passages in Prose - Page 888
by Vicesimus Knox - 1797
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Bibliotheca Sacra and Theological Review, Volume 4

Theology - 1847
...Shakespeare; and, however others are now generally preferred before him, (ie in Charles the Second's day,) yet the age wherein he lived, which had contemporaries with him Fletcher and Jonson, never equalled them to him in their esteem. And in the late king's court, when Ben's reputation...
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Studies of Shakspere, forming a companion volume to every edition ..., Volume 86

Charles Knight - 1849
...'no subject of which any poet ever writ, but he would produce it much better done in Shakspeare ;' and, however others are now generally preferred before...lived, which had contemporaries with him, Fletcher and Jonson, never equalled them to - him in their esteem : and in the last king's court, when Ben's reputation...
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Studies of Shakspere: Forming a Companion Volume to Every Edition of the Text

Charles Knight - 1849 - 360 pages
...'no subject of which any poet ever writ, but he would produce it much better done in Shakspeare ;' and, however others are now generally preferred before...wherein he lived, which had contemporaries with him, Fleteher and Jonson, never equalled them to him in their esteem : and in the last king's court, when...
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Notes and Queries, Volume 107

Questions and answers - 1903
...subject of which any poet ever writ, but he would produce it much better treated of in Shakespeare.' And however others are now generally preferred before him, yet the Age wherein ne lived (which had contemporaries with him, Fletcher and Johnson) never equalled them to him in their...
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A compendium of English literature: chronologically arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1856 - 776 pages
...was no subject of which any poet ever writ, but he would produce it much better done in Shakspeare; and however others are now generally preferred before...lived, which had contemporaries with him, Fletcher and Jonson, never equalled them to him in their esteem : and in the last king's court, when Ben's reputation...
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Biographical Sketches of Eminent British Poets: Chronologically Arranged ...

English poetry - 1857 - 508 pages
...was no subject of which any poet ever writ, but he would produce it much better done in Shakspeare; and however others are now generally preferred before...lived, which had contemporaries with him, Fletcher and Jonson, never equalled them to him in their esteem. And in the last king's court, when Ben's reputation...
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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1858 - 762 pages
...was no subject of which any poet ever writ, but he would produce it much better done in Shakspeare ; and however others are now generally preferred before...lived, which had contemporaries with him, Fletcher and Jonson, never equalled them to him in their esteem : and in the last king's court, when Ben's reputation...
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A class-book of English prose, with biogr. notices, explanatory notes and ...

Robert Demaus - 1859
...poet ever writ, but he would produce it much better done in Shakspere ; and however others are now2 generally preferred before him, yet the age wherein...lived, which had contemporaries with him, Fletcher and Jonson, never equalled them to him in their esteem. And in the last king's3 court, when Ben's reputation...
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The Works of John Dryden: In Verse and Prose, Volume 2

John Dryden - 1859
...produce it much hetter done in Shakspeare ; and however others are now generally preferred -hefore him, yet the age wherein he lived, which had contemporaries with him, Fleteher and Jonson, never equalled them to him in their esteem : and in the last king's court, when...
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The prose and prose writers of Britain, from Chaucer to Ruskin

Robert Demaus - 1860
...poet ever writ, but he would produce it much better done in Shakspere ; and however others are now2 generally preferred before him, yet the age wherein...lived, which had contemporaries with him, Fletcher and Jonson, never equalled them to him in their esteem. And in the last king's3 court, when Ben's reputation...
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