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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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English Prose and Poetry (1137-1892).

John Matthews Manly - English literature - 1916 - 792 pages
...was no subject of which any poet ever writ, but he would produce it much better done in Shakespeare; e touch of fire. He finds his fellow guilty of a skin...having power To enforce the wrong, for such a wort 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 and Poetry (1137-1892)

John Matthews Manly - English literature - 1916 - 792 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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English Prose: Seventeenth century

Sir Henry Craik - English literature - 1917
...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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Dramatic Essays

John Dryden - 1921 - 299 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 ,nd Jonson, never equalled them to him in their esteem: and n the last king's court, when Ben's reputation...
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The Jonson Allusion-book: A Collection of Allusions to Ben Jonson from 1597-1700

Jesse Franklin Bradley, Joseph Quincy Adams - 1922 - 466 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 Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare

Ed. de Grazia - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 328 pages
...Dramatic Poesy' ( 1 668): . . . and however others are now generally preferred before him [Shakespeare), 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 last king's court, when Ben's reputation...
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Restoration Literature: An Anthology

Paul Hammond - Literary Collections - 2002 - 437 pages
...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...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 Major Works

John Dryden - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 967 pages
...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...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 Anthology of English Prose

S. L. Edwards - English prose literature - 1953 - 400 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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Dryden & Howard 1664-1668 the text of an essay of dramatic poesy the indian ...

John Dryden - Drama - 1929 - 287 pages
...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...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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