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" I loved the man, and do honour his memory, on this side idolatry, as much as any. He was (indeed) honest, and of an open and free nature; had an excellent phantasy, brave notions, and gentle expressions... "
The Plays of William Shakespeare: Accurately Printed from the Text of the ... - Page xii
by William Shakespeare - 1803
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Who's who in Shakespeare

Peter Quennell, Hamish Johnson - 2002 - 228 pages
...Ben Jonson, who might have been expected to dislike his brilliant rival. Shakespeare, he declared, 'was, indeed, honest, and of an open and free nature:...sometimes it was necessary he should be stopped'. There is a peculiar fairness - a kind of open-minded generosity - about Shakespeare's treatment of...
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Henry V. EG: The Shakespeare Folios

William Shakespeare - 2001 - 222 pages
...(whatsoever he penned) he never blotted out line. My answer hath been, would he had blotted a thousand . . . He was (indeed) honest, and of an open, and free nature:...expressions: wherein he flowed with that facility, that sometime it was necessary he should be stopped.26 There is some evidence of this restless, torrential...
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Collected Works of Richard Claverhouse Jebb, Volume 2

Richard Claverhouse Jebb - 2002 - 3741 pages
...ideas and words never betrayed him into excess. One remembers what Ben Jonson said of Shakespeare : ' He was indeed honest, and of an open and free nature,...sometimes it was necessary he should be stopped.' Yet one would have been sorry, on the whole, to have had Shakespeare regulated by Ben Jonson ; and...
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The Case for Shakespeare: The End of the Authorship Question

Scott McCrea - 2005 - 280 pages
...circumstance to commend their friend by, wherein he most faulted. And to justify mine own candor, (for I lov'd the man, and do honour his memory (on this side Idolatry)...and of an open, and free nature: had an excellent Phantsie; brave notions, and gentle expressions: wherein hee flow'd with that facility, that sometime...
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Shakespeare's Friends

Kate Pogue - 2006 - 183 pages
...circumstance to commend their friend by, wherein he most faulted. And to justify my own candour (for I lov'd the man, and do honour his memory (on this side idolatry)...(indeed) honest, and of an open, and free nature: he had an excellent Phantsie; brave notions, and gentle expressions: wherein he flow'd with that facility,...
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