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" Many were the wit-combats betwixt him and Ben Jonson, which two I behold like a Spanish great galleon, and an English man-of-war ; Master Jonson (like the former) was built far higher in learning ; solid, but slow in his performances. Shakespeare... "
The Works of Shakespeare: The Text Regulated by the Recently Discovered ... - Page cciv
by William Shakespeare, John Payne Collier - 1853
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Anglorum speculum: or The worthies of England, in church and state

Thomas Fuller - Biography & Autobiography - 1684 - 974 pages
...Learning ; folid, but flow in his performances ; whilft Shakefpeare (like an Englifh Man of War, lefs in bulk, but lighter in Sailing') could turn with...tack about, and take advantage of all Winds, by the quicknefs of his wit and invention. He dyed 16,. and was buried at Stratford. ( Michael Drayton, born...
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Polyanthos, Volume 1

Literary Criticism - 1806
...and Ban Jonson, which two I behold like a Spanish gnat galleon, and an English man of Master Johnson (like the former) was built far higher in learning...in 'his performances. Shakespeare, with the English man of war, lesser in bulk, but light<er in sailing, could turn with all tides, and take ftdvantage...
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The works of the English poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: including the series ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry (Collections) - 1810
...higher in learning : solid, but slow in his performances. Shakspeare, with the English man of war, lesser in bulk, but lighter in sailing, could turn...tack about and take advantage of all winds, by the quickness of his wit and invention." The following particulars are transcribed from Oldys' MS. additions...
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Select Reviews of Literature, and Spirit of Foreign Magazines, Volume 3

Enos Bronson - Literature, Modern - 1810
...far higher in learning; solid, but slow in his performance. Shakspeare with the English man of war, lesser in bulk, but lighter in sailing, could turn...tack about, and take advantage of all winds, by the quickness of his wit and invention. He died anno Domini 1616, and was buried at Stratford upon Avon,...
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Elements of the Philosophy of the Human Mind, Volume 1

Dugald Stewart - Psychology - 1814
...him and Shakespeare, which two I behold like a Spanish " great galleon, and an English man of war. Jonson (like "the former) was built far higher in...in his performances. Shakespeare, with the English " man of war, lesser in bulk, but lighter in sailing, could , turn with all tides, tack about and...
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Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - English drama (Comedy) - 1872 - 196 pages
...winds up his account of the Poet thus : " Many were the wit-combats betwixt him and Ben Jonson ; which two I behold like a Spanish great galleon and an English...tack about, and take advantage of all winds, by the quickness of his wit and invention." The Poet kept up his interest in the affairs of the company, and...
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The General biographical dictionary

Alexander Chalmers - Biography - 1815
...higher in learning ; solid, but slow in his performances. Shakspeare, ,with the English man of war, lesser in bulk, but lighter in sailing, could turn...tack about and take advantage of all winds, by the quickness of his wit and invention." The following particulars are transcribed from Oldys* MS additions...
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The British Plutarch: containing the lives of the most eminent ..., Volume 2

Francis Wrangham - Great Britain - 1816
...far higher in learning; solid, but slow in his performances: Shakspeare, with the English man of war, lesser in. bulk but lighter in sailing, could turn...tack about, and take advantage of all winds by the quickness of his wit and invention." " His name," says Lord Clarendon," " can never be forgotten ;...
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The British Plutarch [by T. Mortimer].

Thomas Mortimer - History - 1816
...far higher in learning; solid, but slow in his performances: Shakspeare, with the English man of war, lesser in bulk but lighter in sailing, could turn...tack about, and take advantage of all winds by the quickness of his wit and invention." " His name," says Lord Clarendon," " can never be forgotten ;...
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The works of Ben Jonson...: with notes critical and explanatory ..., Volume 1

Ben Jonson, William Gifford - 1816
...was built far higher in learning, solid but slow in his performances, Shakspeare, like the latter, lesser in bulk, but lighter in sailing, could turn...tack about, and take advantage of all winds by the quickness of his wit and invention." Fuller, vol. ii. p. 415. These " wit-combates" then (on which...
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