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" Their plots were generally more regular than Shakespeare's, especially those which were made before Beaumont's death ; and they understood and imitated the conversation of gentlemen much better ; whose wild debaucheries, and quickness of wit in repartees,... "
The works of Beaumont and Fletcher - Page xxxv
by Francis Beaumont, John Fletcher - 1840
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The Works of Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher, Volume 1

Francis Beaumont, John Fletcher - 1750
...underftood and imitated the Converfation of Gentlemen much better; whofe wild Debaucheries, and quicknefs of Wit in Repartees, no Poet can ever paint as they have done. Humour, which Ben Jonfon deriv'd from particular Perfons, they made it not their Bufinefs to defcribe...
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Observations on our principal dramatic authors. The school for husbands, a ...

James Mason - 1809
...watchmen. " They understood," says Dryden, " and imitated the conversation of gentlemen much better, whose wild debaucheries and quickness of wit in repartees, no poet can ever paint as they have done." This panegyric may sufficiently account for the preference given to their plays above all others in...
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The Dramatic Works of Beaumont and Fletcher: Printed from the Text, and with ...

Francis Beaumont, John Fletcher - 1811
...before Beaumont's death. And they understood and imitated the conversation of gentlemen much better; whose wild debaucheries, and quickness of wit in repartees, no poet can ever paint as they have done. Humour, which Ben Jonson derived from particular persons, they made it not their business to describe;...
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The Dramatic Works of Ben Jonson, and Beaumont and Fletcher ..., Volume 2

George Colman, Peter Whalley - English drama - 1811
...before Beaumont's death. And they understood and imitated the conversation of gentlemen much better; whose wild debaucheries, and quickness of wit in repartees, no poet can ever paint as they have done. Humour, which Ben Jonson derived from particular persons, they made it not their business to describe;...
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Some Account of the English Stage: From the Restoration in 1660 to ..., Volume 1

John Genest - Theater - 1832
...regular than Shakspeare's — they understood and imitated the conversation of Gentlemen much better; whose wild debaucheries and quickness of wit in repartees, no poet can ever paint as they have done — they represented all the passions very lively, but above all, Love — their plays are now the...
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The North American Review, Volume 63

Jared Sparks, Edward Everett, James Russell Lowell, Henry Cabot Lodge - American fiction - 1846
...according to Dryden, understood and imitated much better than Shakspeare " the conversation of gentlemen, whose wild debaucheries, and quickness of wit in repartees, no poet can ever paint as they have done." We trust that they never will be equalled in this department of character. Their " studiously protracted...
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Essays and Reviews, Volume 2

Edwin Percy Whipple - American literature - 1861
...Dryden, understood and imitated much betVOL. ii. 5 ter than Shakspeare " the conversation of gentlemen, whose wild debaucheries, and quickness of wit in repartees, no poet can ever paint as they have done." We trust that they never will be equalled in this department of character. Their " studiously protracted...
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A First Sketch of English Literature

Henry Morley - English literature - 1873 - 914 pages
...praise for having " understood and imitated much better than Shakespeare the conversation of gentlemen whose wild debaucheries and quickness of wit in repartees no poet can ever paint as they have done. Humour, which Ben Jonson derived from particular persons, they made it not their business to describe...
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the cornhill magazine

smith elder - 1877
...Fletcher " understood and imitated the conversation of gentlemen much better" (than Shakespeare); " whose wild debaucheries and quickness of wit in repartees no poet can ever paint as they did." It is, of course, easy enough to reply that in the true sense of the word " gentleman " Shakespeare's...
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The Cornhill Magazine, Volume 36

George Smith, William Makepeace Thackeray - England - 1877
...Fletcher " understood and imitated the conversation of gentlemen much better " (than Shakespeare); " whose wild debaucheries and quickness of wit in repartees no poet can ever paint as they did." It is, of course, easy enough to reply that in the true sense of the word " gentleman " Shakespeare's...
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