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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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Dryden

George Saintsbury - Dryden, John, 1631-1700 - 1881 - 192 pages
...was no subject of which any poet ever writ but he would produce it much better done in Shakespeare; 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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Shakespeare-Museum, eine Sammlung neuer und alter, eigener und fremder ...

Shakespeare-museum - 1881
...was no subject of which any poet ever writ, but he would produce it much better done in Shakespeare ; 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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Short essays: original and selected

Short essays - 1885 - 195 pages
...subject of which any poet ever wrote, but he would produce it much better treated in Shakespeare ; 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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An Essay of Dramatic Poesy

John Dryden - Drama - 1889 - 141 pages
...writ, but he would produce it much better done1 in Shakspeare ; and however others are now generally f preferred before him, yet the age wherein he lived, which had contemporaries with him Fletcher and Johnson, never equalled them to him in their esteem : and in the last king's court, when Ben's reputation...
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Selections in English Prose from Elizabeth to Victoria (1580-1880).

James Mercer Garnett - English literature - 1891 - 701 pages
...was no subject of which any poet ever writ, but he would produce it much better done in Shakespeare ; 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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The Works of John Dryden: Poetical works

John Dryden, Walter Scott - English literature - 1892
...agreed on for the dispute poet ever writ, but he would produce it much better done* in Shakespeare ; 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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The Works of John Dryden: Illustrated, with Notes, Historical ..., Volume 15

John Dryden - 1892
...agreed on for the dispute f poet ever writ, but he would produce it much better) done* in Shakespeare; 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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English Prose, Volume 3

Sir Henry Craik - English prose literature - 1894
...was no subject of which any poet ever writ, but he would produce it much better done in Shakespeare ; 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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English Prose: Selections, Volume 3

Sir Henry Craik - English prose literature - 1894
...was no subject of which any poet ever writ, but he would produce it much better done in Shakespeare ; 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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English Prose: Selections : with Critical Introductions by Various ..., Volume 3

Sir Henry Craik - English prose literature - 1894
...was no subject of which any poet ever writ, but he would produce it much better done in Shakespeare ; 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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