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" As for Jonson, to whose character I am now arrived, if we look upon him while he was himself (for his last plays were but his dotages), I think him the most learned and judicious writer which any theatre ever had. He was a most severe judge of himself,... "
Biographia Dramatica: pt.1. Authors and Actors: A-H - 416. oldal
szerző: David Erskine Baker - 1812
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The literary reader: prose authors, with biogr. notices &c. by H.G. Robinson

Hugh George Robinson - 1867
...I think him the most learned and judicious writer which any theatre ever had. He was a most severe judge of himself, as well as others. One cannot say...language, and humour also in some measure, we had before liim ; but something of art was wanting to the drama, till he came. He managed his strength to more...

English Composition and Rhetoric: A Manual

Alexander Bain - 1867 - 343 oldal
...severe judge of himself as well as others." " He judged both himself and others very severely." 3. 4. " One cannot say he wanted wit, but rather that he was...In his works you find little to retrench or alter." The order of these two sentences ought to be reversed. "In his works you find little to retrench or...

Choice Specimens of English Literature: Selected from the Chief English ...

Thomas Budd Shaw, William Smith - 1869 - 477 oldal
...judge of himself, as weii at Dthers. One cannot say he wanted wit, but rathei that he was frugal 'jf it. In his works you find little to retrench or alter. Wit, and language, and humor, also in some measure, we had before him; but something of art was wanting to the drama, till...

Choice Specimens of English Literature: Selected from the Chief English ...

Thomas Budd Shaw, William Smith - 1850 - 477 oldal
...I think him the most learned and judicious writer which any theatre ever had. He was a most severe judge of himself, as well as others. One cannot say...little to retrench or alter. Wit, and language, and humor, also in some measure, we had before him ; but something of art was wanting to the drama, till...

A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1872 - 776 oldal
...and judicious writer which my theatre ever had. He was a most severe judge of himself, as «•ell as others. One cannot say he wanted wit, but rather that he was frugal of it. In his woiks you find little to retrench or ai'er. Wit, and language, and humor, also in some measure, we...

Anthologia Anglica, a new selection from the English poets from Spenser to ...

Anthologia Anglica - 1873
...He was a most severe judge of himself as well as of others. One cannot say that he wanted wit, bnt rather that he was frugal of it. In his works you...had before him ; but something of art was wanting in the drama till he came. He managed his strength to more advantage than any who preceded him. You...

Readings in English literature, prose

English literature - 1874
...and judicious writer which any theatre ever had. JJq was a most severe judge of himself as well as of others. One cannot say he wanted wit, but rather that...retrench or alter. Wit and language and humour also we had before him ; but something of art was wanting to the drama till he came. He managed his strength...

A companion to the Higher English grammar

Alexander Bain - 1874
...is enough ; an error springing from the tendency to use strong words without sufficient occasion. ' One cannot say he wanted wit, but rather that he was frugal of it.' Here ' but ' is not the aptest word. It would be in keeping in such a sentence as the following : '...

First work in English: grammar and composition taught by a comparative study ...

Alexander Falconer Murison - 1875 - 352 oldal
...had plenty to drink, but nothing to eat. 3. This delay excited little curiosity, and no anxiety. 4. Wit and language, and humour also in some measure, we had before Ben Jonson. 5. Queen Elizabeth knew instinctively how far she could go, and what she could do. 6. Walpole...

Great Authors of All Ages: Being Selections from the Prose Works of Eminent ...

Samuel Austin Allibone - 1879 - 555 oldal
...I think him the most learned and judicious writer which any theatre ever had. He was a most severe by your inveterate enemy; and ministers do not, and dare not, interpose carue. He managed his strength to more advantage than any who preceded him. You seldom find him making...




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