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" But he is always great when some great occasion is presented to him; no man can say he ever had a fit subject for his wit, and did not then raise himself as high above the rest of poets, " Quantum lenta solent inter viburna cupressi. "
The Jonson Allusion-book: A Collection of Allusions to Ben Jonson from 1597-1700 - Page 342
edited by - 1922 - 466 pages
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Passages in Prose

Vicesimus Knox - English prose literature - 1797
...virburra cupreffi. The confederation of this made Mr. Hales of Eaton fay, that there was no fubject of which any poet ever writ, but he would produce it much better treated in Shakefpeare; and, however others are now generally preferred before him, yet the age wherein...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden: Now ..., Volume 2

John Dryden - 1800
...high above the rest of poets, Quantum Itnta solent inter viburna cuprcssi. The consideration of this made Mr. Hales of Eton say, that there was no subject...writ, but he would produce it much better done in Shakspeare ;9 and however others are now generally preferred before him, yet the age wherein he lived,...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden, Now First ...

1800
...high above the rest of poets, Quantum lenla soltnt inter viburna cufresri. The consideration of this made Mr. Hales of Eton say, that there was no subject...writ, but he would produce it much better done in Shakspcarc;' and however others arc now generally preferred before him, yet the age wherein lie lived,...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the Close of ...

George Burnett - Authors, English - 1807
...lento, solent inter •eibvrrta cvpressi. The consideration of this made Mr. Hales of Eton say, l,hat there was no subject of which any poet ever writ, but he would produce it much better done in Shakspeare ; and however others are now generally preferred* before him, yet the age wherein he lived,...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the ..., Volume 3

George Burnett - English prose literature - 1807
...no subject of which any poet ever 1 writ, but he would produce it much better done in Shakspeare ; and however others are now generally preferred before him, yet the age wherein he lived, v.'hich had contemporaries with him, Fletcher and Jonson, never equalled them to him in their esteem...
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Specimens of English prose-writers, from the earliest times to the close of ...

George Burnett - 1807
...lento, solent inter vtburna cuprcisi. The consideration of this made Mr. Hales of Eton say, that th*e was no subject of which any poet ever writ, but he would produce it muqh better done in Shakspeare ; and however others are now generally preferred before him, yet the...
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A manual of essays, selected from various authors

Manual - 1809
...of poets Quantum lenta solent inter viburna cupressi.* Virgil's Eclogues. The consideration of this made Mr. Hales of Eton say, that there was no subject of which any poet ever wrote but he could produce it much better done in Shakespeare ; and however others are now generally...
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The Works of William Shakespeare, Volume 9

William Shakespeare - 1812
...quoted in his preface, he adds, " The consideration of this made Mr. Hales of Eton say, that there VMSno subject of which any poet ever writ, but he would produce it MUCH BETTER done by Shakspeare ; and however others are now generally preferred before him, yet the age wherein he lived,...
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The Works of William Shakespeare: In Nine Volumes, Volume 9

William Shakespeare, Samuel Johnson, George Steevens - 1812
...adds* " The consideration of this made Mr. Hales of Eton say, that there viat no subject of vjhich any poet ever writ, but he would produce it MUCH BETTER done by Shatspcare ; and however others are now generally preferred before him, yet the age wherein he lived,'...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the Close of ...

George Burnett - Authors, English - 1813
...Quantum lenta solent inter .eibwma cupressi. The consideration of this made Mr. Hales of Eton -ixy, that there was no subject of which any poet ever writ, but he would produce it much better done in Shakspeare ; and however qthers are now generally preferred before him, yet the age wherein he lived)...
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