5 edition of Ben Jonson found in the catalog.
Includes bibliographical references.Reprint of the 1912 ed. printed at the Durham County advertiser, Durham.
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 74 p. :|
|Number of Pages||93|
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At the year's end Jonson stayed with William Drummond at Hawthornden Castle on the River Esk, seven miles south of Edinburgh. Though this pen Did never Ben Jonson to grieve, but better men; Howe'er the age he lives in doth endure The vices that she breeds, above their cure. Sir Henry Savile, grave, and truly lettered; Sir Edwin Sandys, excellent in both; Lord Egerton, the Chancellor, a grave and great orator, and best when he was provoked; but his learned and able though unfortunate successor is he who hath filled up all numbers, and performed that in our tongue which may be compared or preferred either to insolent Greece or haughty Rome.
For such had rather do than promise the best things. Again, a man so gracious and in high favour with the Emperor, as Augustus often called him his witty manling for the littleness of his statureand, if we may trust antiquity, had designed him for a secretary of estate, and invited him to the palace, which he modestly prayed off and refused. and how hath all true reputation fallen, since money began to have any! This, with his fees and returns from several noblemen, and the small earnings of his plays must have formed the bulk of his income.
Infuse vinegar, To draw his volatile substance and his tincture: And let the water in glass E be filter'd, And put into the gripe's egg. - Indeed nothing is of more credit or request now than a petulant paper, or scoffing verses; and it is but convenient to the times and manners we live with, to have then the worst writings and studies flourish when the best begin to be despised. Each knew the London of his time as few men knew it; and each represented it intimately and in elaborate detail.
Your magisterium now, What's that? A good king is a public servant. Rascals, Would run themselves from breath, to see me ride, Or you t' have but a hole to thrust your heads in, For which you should pay ear-rent? By this hand of flesh, Would it might never Ben Jonson good court-hand more, If I discover. The lopping of trees makes the boughs shoot out thicker; and the taking away of some kind of enemies increaseth the number.
For he that was only Ben Jonson by himself had a fool to his master. Last updated on November 8, 2010. - We praise the things we hear with much more willingness than those Ben Jonson see, because we envy the present and reverence the past; thinking ourselves instructed by the one, and overlaid by the other. You would think them written, not on a child, but by a child. The melancholic look may perhaps reflect the sharp decline in Jonson's health that began in these years.
An earlier Benjamin, probably born in 1596, had died of the plague in 1603.
He also suffered ridicule for compiling and carefully editing a folio of his Workes.
Say we wanted them all.