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" To begin with Language. That an alteration is lately made in ours, or since the writers of the last age (in which I comprehend Shakespeare, Fletcher, and Jonson), is manifest. Any man who reads those excellent poets, and compares their language with what... "
The Jonson Allusion-book: A Collection of Allusions to Ben Jonson from 1597 ... - Page 369
edited by - 1922 - 466 pages
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden ..., Volume 1, Issue 2

John Dryden - 1800
...the writers of the last age, (in which I comprehend Shakspeare, Fletcher, and Jonson,) is manifest. Any man who reads those excellent poets, and compares...perfection ; that from Jonson's time to ours it has been in a continual declination ; like that of the Romans from the age of Virgil to Statius, and so downward...
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The critical and miscellaneous prose works of John Dryden, now first ...

John Dryden, Edmond Malone - History - 1800
...the writers of the " last age, (in which 1 comprehend Shakspcare, Fletcher, and Jonson,) is manifest. Any man who reads those excellent poets, and compares...language, or an alteration for the better, will not eo easily be granted. For many are of a contrary opinion, that the English tongue was then in the height...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden: Now ..., Volume 2

John Dryden - 1800
...the writers of the last age, (in which I comprehend Shakspeare, Fletcher, and Jonson,) is manifest. Any man who reads those excellent poets, and compares their language with what is now writjpn, will see it almost in every line. But, that this is an improvement of the language, or an...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected ...

John Dryden, Sir Walter Scott - English literature - 1808
...the writers of the last age (in which I comprehend Shakespeare, Fletcher, and Jonson), is manifest. Any man who reads those excellent poets, and compares...or an alteration for the better, will not so easily he granted. For many are of a contrary opinion, that the English tongue was then in the height of its...
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Examples of English Prose: From the Reign of Elizabeth to the Present Time ...

George Walker - English prose literature - 1825 - 615 pages
...Shakspeare, Fletcher, and Jonson, is manifest. Any man who reads those excellent poets, and ccnipares their language with what is now written, will see...perfection ; that from Jonson's time to ours it has been in a continual declination ; like that of the Romans from the age of Virgil to Statius, and so downward...
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Shakespeare's Centurie of Prayse: Being Materials for a History of Opinion ...

Clement Mansfield Ingleby - 1874 - 362 pages
...reads thofe excellent poets, and compares their language with what is now written, will fee it almofl in every line; but that this is an improvement of...language, or an alteration for the better, will not fo eafily be granted. * * * * One teflimony of this is undeniable, that we are the firfl who have obferved...
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Shakespeare's Centurie of Prayse: Being Materials for a History of Opinion ...

Clement Mansfield Ingleby - 1874 - 362 pages
...age (in which I comprehend Shakefpeare, Fletcher, and Jonfon,) is manifeft Any man who reads thofe excellent poets, and compares their language with what is now written, will fee it almofl in every line ; but that this is an improvement of the language, or an alteration for...
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The Works of John Dryden: Dramatic works

John Dryden, George Saintsbury, Sir Walter Scott - 1883
...the writers of the last age (in which I comprehend Shakespeare, Fletcher, and Jonson), is manifest. Any man who reads those excellent poets, and compares...perfection ; that from Jonson's time to ours it has been in a continual declination, like that of the Romans from the age of Virgil to Statius, and so downward...
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Selections in English prose from Elizabeth to Victoria (1580-1880).

James Mercer Garnett - English prose literature - 1890 - 701 pages
...the writers of the last age (in which I comprehend Shakespeare, Fletcher, and Jonson), is manifest. Any man who reads those excellent poets, and compares...perfection ; that from Jonson's time to ours it has been in a continual declination, like that of the Romans from the age of Virgil to Statius, and so downward...
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Selections in English Prose from Elizabeth to Victoria (1580-1880).

James Mercer Garnett - English literature - 1891 - 701 pages
...the writers of the last age (in which I comprehend Shakespeare, Fletcher, and Jonson), is manifest. Any man who reads those excellent poets, and compares...that the English tongue was then in the height of imperfection ; that from Jonson's time to ours it has been in a continual declination, like that of...
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