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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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Shakespeare's Dramatic Art: History and Character of Shakespeare's ..., Volume 2

Hermann Ulrici - 1895
...into clenches, his serious swelling into bombast. . . . However, others are now generally preferred to him, yet the age wherein he lived, which had contemporaries with him, Fletcher and Jonson never equall'd them to him in their esteem. And in the last King's Court, when Ben's reputation...
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The Ridpath Library of Universal Literature ...: A Biographical ..., Volume 8

John Clark Ridpath - Literature - 1898
...was no subject of which any pout 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 Johnson, never equalled them to him in their esteem ; and in the last king's court, when Ben's reputation...
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The Ridpath Library of Universal Literature: A Biographical and ..., Volume 8

John Clark Ridpath - Literature - 1899
...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 Johnson, never equalled them to him in their esteem ; and in the last king's court, when Ben's reputation...
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The World's Best Essays, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time

David Josiah Brewer - English essays - 1900
...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 equaled them to him in their esteem; and in the last king's court, when Ben's reputation...
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Essays of John Dryden: Introduction ; List of Dryden's works ; Epistle ...

John Dryden - Criticism - 1900
...produce it much better treated of1 in Shakespeare ; and however others are now generally preferred 20 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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Essays of John Dryden: Introdcution. List of Dryden's works. Epistle ...

John Dryden - Criticism - 1900
...produce it much better treated of1 in Shakespeare ; and however others are now generally preferred 20 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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Crowned Masterpieces of Literature that Have Advanced Civilization ..., Volume 4

David Josiah Brewer - English literature - 1902
...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 equaled them to him in their esteem; and in the last king's court, when Ben's reputation...
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Dryden

George Saintsbury - 1902 - 196 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 him, yet the age wherein he lived, which had conttn,'_ -ries with him, Fletcher and Jonson, never equalled them to fim. in their esteem : and in...
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English Prose from Mandeville to Ruskin

William Peacock - English literature - 1903 - 379 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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Shakspeare's Dramatic Art: History and Character of Shakspeare's Plays, Volume 2

Hermann Ulrici - 1908
...into clenches, his serious swelling into bombast. . . . However, others are now generally preferred to him, yet the age wherein he lived, which had contemporaries with him, Fletcher and Jonson never equall'd them to him in their esteem. And in the last King's Court, when Ben's reputation...
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