Many were the wit-combats betwixt him and Ben Jonson; which two I behold like a Spanish great galleon and an English man-of-war; Master Jonson (like the former) was built far higher in learning; solid, but slow, in his performances. Shakespeare, with... The Works of William Shakespeare - Seite viiivon William Shakespeare - 1874Vollansicht
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...the wit combats between him and Ben Jonson'. He nicely imagines them in terms of encounters between 'a Spanish great galleon and an English man-ofwar:...winds by the quickness of his wit and invention'. Thomas Plume, around 1657, said Shakespeare was a glover's son and that 'Will was a good honest fellow,...