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" The third requisite in our poet, or maker, is imitation: to be able to convert the substance or riches of another poet to his own use. To make choice of one excellent man above the rest, and so to follow him till he grow very he, or so like him as the... "
Elizabethan Drama, 1558-1642: A History of the Drama in England from the ... - Page 537
by Felix Emmanuel Schelling - 1908 - 1291 pages
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The Waste Land and Other Poems

Thomas Stearns Eliot - Poetry - 2003 - 108 pages
...is somewhat in the manner of the most classical of the Jacobeans, Ben Jonson, who thought it right "to convert the substance, or riches, of another poet, to his own use"; and scholars have shown that even when Jonson sounds most original he is actually stealing from someone...
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Poetry Dictionary

John Drury - Reference - 2006 - 374 pages
...such as poetry, by copying the work of other artists. According to Ben Jonson, the poet must "be able to convert the substance or riches of another poet to his own use." WH Auden discusses how a young poet chooses a "master." (His choice was Thomas Hardy.) The apprentice...
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The Cambridge Introduction to Shakespeare

Emma Smith - Literary Criticism - 2007
...it, drawing appropriately on classical authorities including Horace and Seneca, the poet must be able to convert the substance or riches of another poet to his own use. To make choice of one excellent man above the rest, and so to follow him till he grow very he, or so...
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American Anthropologist, Volume 6

Anthropology - 1893
...Jonson's definition of it : "The third requisition in our poet, or maker, is imitation, to be able to convert the substance or riches of another poet to his own use. . . . Not as a creature that swallows what it takes in crude, raw, or indigested, but that feeds with...
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