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" Few of the university pen plays well; they smell too much of that writer Ovid and that writer Metamorphosis, and talk too much of Proserpina and Jupiter. Why, here's our fellow Shakespeare puts them all down, aye, and Ben Jonson too. "
Elizabethan Drama, 1558-1642: A History of the Drama in England from the ... - Page 490
by Felix Emmanuel Schelling - 1908 - 1291 pages
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The Cornhill Magazine

1906
...would write a part as well as act one — Kempe is made to say : ' Few of the university pen plaies well ; they smell too much of that writer Ovid, and...Metamorphosis, and talk too much of Proserpina and Jupiter. Why here's our fellow Shakespeare puts them all down.' ' Our fellow Shakespeare,' that is,...
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Shakespeare and His Day: A Study of the Topical Element in Shakespeare and ...

James Armand De Rothschild - England - 1906 - 251 pages
...scarcely in as good a way as those in town. ' Few of the university,' wrote a contemporary, ' pen plaies well ; they smell too much of that writer Ovid and that writer Metamorphosis, and talke too much of Proserpina and Juppiter.' 1 The main failing of the English stage then, as viewed...
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Shakespeare im literarischen Urteil seiner Zeit

Levin Ludwig Schücking - Drama - 1908 - 196 pages
...spricht deutlich noch ein anderes. In der verachtungsvollen Rede über die university pens sagt er: „they smell too much of that writer Ovid and that writer Metamorphosis". MJ Wolff, Shakespeare II, 53, übersetzt kurzerhand: „sie riechen zu stark nach Ovid und den Metamorphosen"....
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English Poems: The Elizabethan age and the Puritan period (1550-1660)

Walter Cochrane Bronson - English poetry - 1909
...heart-robb1ng life, Could but a graver subject him content Without love's foolish lazy languishment " Kempe. Few of the university pen plays well ; they smell...Metamorphosis, and talk too much of Proserpina and Jupiter. Why, here's our fellow Shakespeare puts them all down, ay and Ben Jonson too." — Anonymous,...
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Shakespeare and his critics

Charles Frederick Johnson - Drama - 1909 - 386 pages
...dramatis personce. Kempe says : — ' Few of the Universities pen plays well, they smell too much of Ovid and that writer Metamorphosis and talk too much of Proserpina and Jupiter. Why, here 's our fellow Shakespeare puts them all downe, — ay, and Ben Jonson too.' This,...
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The Life of William Shakespeare Expurgated

William Leavitt Stoddard - 1910 - 80 pages
...little teaching will mend these faults, and it may be besides they will be able to pen & part. Kempe. Few of the university pen plays well; they smell too...Metamorphosis, and talk too much of Proserpina and Jupiter. Why, here's our fellow Shakespeare puts them all down, aye, and Ben Jonson too. O that Ben...
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English Literature During the Lifetime of Shakespeare

Felix Emmanuel Schelling - English literature - 1910 - 486 pages
...superiority is put into the ignorant mouth of Kemp, the morris-dancer, in the certainly satirical words: "Few of the university pen plays well; they smell...Metamorphosis, and talk too much of Proserpina and Jupiter. Why here "s our Shakespeare puts them all down, aye, and Ben Jonson, too." Few things are...
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The Cambridge History of English Literature: The drama to 1642

Sir Adolphus William Ward, Alfred Rayney Waller - English literature - 1910
...draws conjectures like a magnet and is encrusted with speculation. Few of the university pen ploies well, they smell too much of that writer Ovid and that writer Metamorphosis, and talke too much of Proserpina and Jttppiter. Why heres our fellow Shattetpeare puts them all downe,...
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The New Grant White Shakespeare: The Comedies, Histories ..., Volume 18

William Shakespeare, William Peterfield Trent, Benjamin Willis Wells, John Bell Henneman - 1912
...this tribute to the native superiority of Shakespeare: — "Kemp. Few of the vniuersity pen plaies well; they smell too much of that writer Ovid, and that writer Metamorphosis, and talke too much of Proserpina and Jupiter. Why, heres our fellow Shakespeare puts them all downe ; I...
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Shakespeare, Bacon, and the Great Unknown

Andrew Lang - Drama - 1912 - 314 pages
...introduced, discussing the possible merits of Cambridge wits as playwrights. Kempe rejects them as they " smell too much of that writer Ovid, and that writer Metamorphosis. . . ." The purpose, of course, is to laugh at the ignorance of the low-comedy man, who thinks " Metamorphosis...
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