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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1847 Excerpt: ... Jonson,before he writ' Every Man in his Humour.' Their plots were generally more regular than Slinkspeare's, especially those which were made before Beaumont's death: and they understood and imitated the conversation of gentlemen much better: whose wild debaucheries, and quickness of wit in repartees, no poet before them could paint as they have done. Humour, which Ben Jonson derived from particular persons, they made it not their business to describe: they represented all the passions very lively, but above all, love. I am apt to believe the English language in them arrived to its highest perfection: what words have since been taken in, are rather superfluous than ornamental. Their plays are now the most pleasant and frequent entertainments of the stage: two of theirs being acted through the year, for one of Shakspeare's or Jonson's: the reason is, because there is a certain gaiety in their comedies, and pathos in their more serious plays, which suits generally with all men's humours. Shakspeare's language is likewise a little obsolete, and Ben Jonson's wit comes short of theirs.--Dryden. GO, LOVELY ROSE.--A SONG. Go, lovely rose! Tell her that wastes her time and me, That now she knows, When I resemble her to thee, How sweet and fair she seems to be. Toll her, that's young, And shuns to have her graces spied, That, had'st thou sprung In deserts, where no men abide, Thou must have uncommended died. Small is the worth Of beauty from the light retir'd: Bid her come forth, Suffer herself to be desir'd, And not blush so to be admir'd. Then die! that she The common fate of all things rare May read in thee, How small a part of time they share That are so wondrous sweet and fair! Waller. THE DRUM. Yonder is a little drum Hanging on the wall, Dusty wreaths and tat...
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  • General Books LLC (6 Feb. 2012)
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