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" 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 viii
von William Shakespeare - 1874
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The Three Devils: Luther's, Milton's, and Goethe's

David Masson - 1874 - 327 Seiten
...Ben Jonson at the Mermaid Tavern.—" Many were the wit-combats betwixt him and Ben Jonson; which two I behold like a Spanish great galleon and an English...advantage of all winds, by the quickness of his wit and invention."—Written, about 1650, by Thomas Fuller, born in 1608. Aubrey's Sketch of Shakespeare at...
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History of Madison County, Indiana, from 1820 to 1874: Giving a General ...

1874 - 411 Seiten
...and Shakspeare. "The two were like a Spanish great galleon and an English man-of-war. Master Johnson, like the former, was built far higher in learning;...winds by the quickness of his wit and invention." Johnson expressed his weight of character in his extensive book learning ; Shakspeare, in his quick...
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Getting on in the World; or Hints onn Success in Life

William Mathews - 1874
...was so, if we may credit Fuller, with Ben Jonson in his "wit-combats" with Shakespeare. The two were "like a Spanish great galleon and an English man-of-war....sailing, could turn with all tides, tack about, and take advantages of all winds, by the quickness of his wit and invention." A powerful encouragement to the...
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Getting on in the World

William Mathews - 1874 - 365 Seiten
...so, if we may credit Fuller, with Ben Jonson in his " wit-combats " with Shakespeare. The two were " like a Spanish great galleon and an English man-of-war....sailing, could turn with all tides, tack about, and take advantages of all winds, by the quickness of his wit and invention." A powerful encouragement to the...
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History of English Literature, Band 1

Hippolyte Taine - 1876
..."Numerous were the wit-combats," says Fuller, " betwixt him (Shakespeare) and Ben Jonson, which two I behold like a Spanish great galleon and an English...advantage of all winds, by the quickness of his wit and invention."t Such was Ben Jonson physically and morally, and his portraits do but confirm this just...
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A manual of English literature

Thomas Arnold - 1877 - 423 Seiten
...Thomas Fuller, writing in 1662 : — ' Many were the wit combats between him and Ben Jonson. Which two I behold like a Spanish great galleon and an English...all winds by the quickness of his wit and invention. He died AD 1616, and was buried at Stratford-upon-Avon, the town of his nativity.' 13. The great intellectual...
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Shakespeare and Classical Antiquity: Greek and Latin Antiquity as Presented ...

Paul Stapfer - 1880 - 483 Seiten
...tempers of the two speakers. "Many wore the wit-combats betwixt Shakespeare and Ben Jonson ; which two I behold like a Spanish great galleon and an English...winds by the quickness of his wit and invention." Neither this passage, whatever its interest may be, nor the significant epithet of ' gentle poet '...
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: With a Life of the ..., Bände 1-2

William Shakespeare, Henry Norman Hudson - 1880
...up his account of the Poet thus : " Many were the wit-combats betwixt him and Ben Jonson ; which two I behold like a Spanish great galleon and an English...winds, by the quickness of his wit and invention." It would seem that after the year 1609, or thereabouts, the Poet's reputation did not mount any higher...
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Old and new London: a narrative of its history, its people and its places ...

George Walter Thornbury - 1880
...wise." " Many," says Fuller, " were the wit combats betwixt him (Shakespeare) and Ben Jonson, which two I behold like a Spanish great galleon and an English...but lighter in sailing, could turn with all tides, and take advantage of all winds, by the quickness of his wit and invention." These combats, one is...
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare: With a Life of the Poet ..., Band 1

William Shakespeare - 1881
...up his account of the Poet thus : " Many were the wit-combats betwixt him and Ben Jonson ; which two I behold like a Spanish great galleon and an English...winds, by the quickness of his wit and invention." It would seem that after the year 1609, or thereabouts, the Poet's reputation did not mount any higher...
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