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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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Notes and Queries

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...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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Bibliotheca Sacra, Volume 4

Bible - 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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