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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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English and Scottish Sketches

Oliver Prescott Hiller - 1857 - 352 pages
...wherein he most faulted ; and to justify mine own candor, — for I loved the man, and do honor to his memory, on this side idolatry, as much as any....that sometimes it was necessary he should be stopped. His wit was in his own power : would the rule of it had been so, too. Many times he fell into those...
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William Shakespeare Not an Impostor

George Henry Townsend - 1857 - 122 pages
...fellow-dramatist, and constant associate of the poet, who survived him several years, declares, that " Shakespeare was indeed honest, and of an open and free nature...that sometimes it was necessary he should be stopped ;" and in another place, " I loved the man, and do honour his memory (on this side idolatry) as much...
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Bacon and Shakespeare: An Inquiry Touching Players, Playhouses, and Play ...

William Henry Smith - 1857 - 166 pages
...who chose that circumstance to commend their friend by, wherein he most faulted, and to justify my own candour; for I loved the man, and do honour his...and of an open and free nature ; had an excellent phantasy, brave notions, and gentle expressions ; wherein he flowed with that facility that sometimes...
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William Shakespeare Not an Impostor

George Henry Townsend - 1857 - 122 pages
...they thought a malevolent speech. I had not told posterity this, but for their ignorance, who choose that circumstance to commend their friend by, wherein...and do honour his memory (on this side idolatry) as muck as any. He was (indeed) honest, and of an open, and free nature; had an excellent Phantasy, brave...
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Shakespeare's Comedies, Histories, Tragedies, and Poems, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1858
...they thought a malevolent speech. I had not told posterity this, but for their ignorance, who chuse that circumstance to commend their friend by, wherein...that sometimes it was necessary he should be stopped. Sufflaminandtw erat, as Augustus said of Hateriug. His wit was in his own power : would the rule of...
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The Plays of Shakespeare, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1858
...thousand ! Which they thought a malevolent speech. I had not told posterity this, but for their ignorance, who chose that circumstance to commend their friend...and of an open and free nature ; had an excellent phantasy, brave notions, and gentle expressions ; wherein he flowed with that facility, that sometimes...
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National Review, Volume 6

1858
...thought a malevolent speech. I had not told posterity this but for their ignorance, who chose to justify that circumstance to commend their friend by, wherein...and of an open and free nature ; had an excellent phantasy, brave notions, and gentle expressions, wherein he flowed with that facility, that sometimes...
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The National Review

1858
...thought a malevolent speech. I had not told posterity this but for their ignorance, who chose to justify that circumstance to commend their friend by, wherein...and of an open and free nature ; had an excellent phantasy, brave notions, and gentle expressions, wherein he flowed with that facility, that sometimes...
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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1858 - 762 pages
...One of his contemporaries, Ben Jonson, thus characterizes him :— " I love the man, and do honor to his memory, on this side idolatry, as much as any....with that facility that sometimes it was necessary it should be stopped. His wit was in his own power ; would the rule of it had been so too! But he redeemed...
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The Plays of Shakespeare with the Poems, Volume 1

William Shakespeare - 1858
...circumstance to commend their friend by, wherein he most foultal ; and to justify mine own candour ; for t o Glendower, and lord* Mortimer; Where you and Douglas,...fashion it,) shall happily meet, To bear our fort fin excellent phantasy, brave notions, and gentle expressions ; wherein he flowed with that facility,...
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