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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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Three Golden Ages: Discovering the Creative Secrets of Renaissance Florence ...

Alf Johnson Mapp - History - 1998 - 692 pages
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Collected Works Of Samuel Alexander

Samuel Alexander - Philosophy - 2000 - 324 pages
...him an injury to compare him with the greatest of mankind. He is many times flat, insipid; his comic wit degenerating into clenches, his serious swelling...poets: Quantum lenta solent inter viburna cupressi. From Wordsworth's The Poet's Epitaph. But who is he with modest looks, And clad in homely russet brown?...
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Restoration Literature: An Anthology

Paul Hammond - Drama - 2002 - 484 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...poets, quantum lenta solent inter viburna cupressi* The consideration of this made Mr Hales of Eton* say that there was no subject of which any poet ever...
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The Major Works

John Dryden - English literature - 2003 - 1024 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...above the rest of poets, quantum lenta solent inter vibuma cupressi. ' [as cypresses often do among the bending osiers) 'The consideration of this made...
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Classic Writings on Poetry

William Harmon - Education - 2003 - 566 pages
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Essay Of Dramatick Poesie

John Dryden - Literary Collections - 2004 - 60 pages
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Chambers's Cyclopedia of English Literature 1879, Volume 3

Robert Chambers - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 428 pages
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Northrop Frye's Notebooks on Renaissance Literature

Northrop Frye - Literary Collections - 2006 - 561 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...poets, Quantum lenta solent inter viburna cupressi [As much (taller) as cypresses usually are, among pliant viburnums.] The consideration of this made...
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English Critical Essays (Sixteenth, Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries)

Edmund D. Jones - Literary Criticism - 2006 - 404 pages
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