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" I cannot say he is everywhere alike; were he so, I should do him injury to compare him with the greatest of mankind. He is many times flat, insipid ; his comic wit degenerating into clenches, his serious swelling into bombast. But he is always great when... "
The Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text of the ... - Page xci
by William Shakespeare - 1803
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John Dryden, Volume 10

John Dryden - English poetry - 1987 - 994 pages
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English Poetry: A Poetic Record from Chaucer to Yeats

David Hopkins - English poetry - 1990 - 296 pages
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Ben Jonson: The Critical Heritage, 1599-1798

D. H. Craig - Literary Criticism - 1990 - 595 pages
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Sources of Dramatic Theory: Volume 1, Plato to Congreve

Michael J. Sidnell - Drama - 1991 - 332 pages
...do him inlury to compare him with the greatest of mankind, He is many times flat, insipid: his comic wit degenerating into clenches, his serious swelling...presented to him: no man can say he ever had a fit sublect for his wit, and did not then raise himself as high above the rest of the poets .... 'Beaumont...
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Critical Theory Since Plato

Hazard Adams - Aesthetics - 1992 - 1304 pages
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English in Its Social Contexts: Essays in Historical Sociolinguistics

Tim William Machan, Charles T. Scott - Education - 1992 - 286 pages
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The Routledge Anthology of Poets on Poets: Poetic Responses to English ...

David Hopkins - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1994 - 275 pages
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Samuel Johnson: The Critical Heritage

James T. Boulton - Reference - 2002 - 472 pages
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Ben Jonson: The Critical Heritage

D.H. Craig - Reference - 2002 - 523 pages
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Russian Essays on Shakespeare and His Contemporaries

Aleksandr Tikhonovich Parfenov, Joseph G. Price - Drama - 1998 - 216 pages
...do him injury to compare him with the greatest of mankind. He is many times flat, insipid; his comic wit degenerating into clenches, his serious swelling...then raise himself as high above the rest of poets, as cypresses often do among bending osiers. 8 Shakespeare is up to what is great. (According to Dryden,...
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