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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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History of William Shakespeare, Player and Poet: With New Facts and Traditions

Stephen Watson Fullom - 1864 - 372 pages
...Ben's waspish nature grew irritable under Shakespeare's gentleness. He tells us that pleasant Willy " was indeed honest, and of an open and free nature;...sometimes it was necessary he should be stopped." Ben was obliged to put on the drag. " Siifflaminandus erat, as Augustus said to Haterius." But the...
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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1865 - 776 pages
...of his contemporaries, Ben Jonson, thus characterizes him : — " I loved the man, and do honor to his memory, on this side idolatry, as much as any....and gentle expressions; wherein he flowed with that lability that sometimes it was necessary it should l>e stopped. His wit was in his own power; would...
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Meliora, Volumes 7-8

1865
...posterity this, but for their ignorance who chose that circumstance to commend their friend by wherein ho most faulted ; and to justify mine own candour. For...honour his memory on this side idolatry as much as any. Ho was indeed honest, and of an open and free nature; had an excellent fantasy, bravo notions and gentle...
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The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare, with Biographical Introduction by ...

William Shakespeare - 1865
...disposition magnanimous and gentle ; his manner open and unassuming. " I loved the man," says Ben Joiison, " and do honour his memory on this side idolatry as...was indeed honest, and of an open and free nature." Other contemporaries speak of his "uprightness of dealing," his " generosity of mind and mood," his...
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The Poetical Works of William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare - 1866 - 288 pages
...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...honest, and of an open and free nature; had an excellent phantasy, brave notions, and gentle expressions; wherein he flowed with that facility, mencement of...
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The Works of William Shakespeare: Troilus and Cressida. Coriolanus. Titus ...

William Shakespeare - 1866
...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...was (indeed) honest, and of an open and free nature ; hud an excellent phantasy, brave notions, and gentle expressions ; wherein he flowed with that facility,...
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The Authorship of Shakespeare

Nathaniel Holmes - 1867 - 601 pages
...circumstance to commend their friend by, wherein he most faulted, and to justify mine own candour, for I love the man, and do honour his memory, on this side idolatry,...that sometimes it was necessary he should be stopped : Sujflaminandus erat, as Augustus said of Haterius. His wit was in his own power ; would the rule...
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A Few Stray Thoughts Upon Shakespeare

Sir Thomas Howel - 1867 - 62 pages
...Jonson terms him " my beloved master," " my gentle Shakespeare," " sweet swan of Avon," and says, " I loved the man, and do honour his memory, on this...was, indeed, honest, and of an open and free nature, worthy, gentle, and beloved." These epithets are confirmed by his writings, and they in return justify...
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The Works of William Shakespeare: Pericles. The tempest. The two gentlemen ...

William Shakespeare - 1868
...ignorance, who chase that circumstance to commend their friend by, wherein he most faulted ; and so justify mine own candour, for I loved the man, and...free nature; had an excellent fancy, brave notions, ami gentle expressions, Wherein he flowed with that facility, that sometimes it was necessary he should...
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Studies of Shakspere

Charles Knight - 1868 - 560 pages
...passages are extracted from his ' Converwllnm with Drummond.' ness induced him to write of Shakspere, " I loved the man, and do honour his memory on this...was indeed honest, and of an open and free nature ?" We have no hesitation in abiding by the common sense of Gifford, who treated with ineffable scorn...
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