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" Hence he is called a poet, not he which writeth in measure only, but that feigneth and formeth a fable, and writes things like the truth. For the fable and fiction is, as it were, the form and soul of any poetical work, or poem. "
The Works of Ben Jonson...: With Notes Critical and Explanatory, and a ... - Page 232
by Ben Jonson, William Gifford - 1816
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Sir Philip Sydney's Defense of Poetry: And Observations on Poetry and ...

Sir Philip Sidney - 1787 - 158 pages
....srwrtv, which fignifies to make, or feign. Henc$ he is calle4 a Poet, npt he which writeth in meafure only, but that feigneth and formeth a fable, and writes things like the truth. For the fable and ffiion is {as it were) the form ^nd foul of any poetical work, or Poem. , Wbat mean you by a Poem ?...
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An Apologie for Poetrie, 1595

Philip Sidney - 1869 - 84 pages
...Poet, not hee which writeth in meafure only; but that fayneth and formeth a fable, and writes tilings like the Truth. For, the Fable and Fiction is (as it were) the forme and Soule of any Poeticall worke, or Poeme. * p. :3 t p. 49. * p 2i). What meant you by a Poeme...
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The Works of Ben Jonson: With Notes Critical and Explanatory, and ..., Volume 9

Ben Jonson, William Gifford - 1875 - 560 pages
...the life of man in fit measure, numbers, and harmony, according to Aristotle ; from the word TTOIU*, which signifies to make, or feign. Hence he is called...were, the form and soul of any poetical work, or poem. CXLVII. What mean you by a Poem ? Poema. — A poem is not alone any work, or composition of the poet's...
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Shakespeariana: -a Critical And Contemporary Review Of Shakespearian Literature

1889 - 660 pages
...the life of man in fit measure, numbers, and harmony, according to Aristotle, from the word poiein, which signifies to make or feign. Hence he is called...were, the form and soul of any poetical work or poem." (Disc., Poeta.) (26) "... I think it decent to pass over this part in silence, as willing to obtain...
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A Dictionary of Quotations in Prose: From American and Foreign Authors ...

Anna Lydia Ward - 1889 - 724 pages
...IV. Wordsworth and his Genius. To a poet nothing can be useless. 4255 Johnson : Ilast,elas. Ch. 10. A poet, not he which writeth in measure only, but...were, the form and soul of any poetical work or poem. 4256 Sen Jonson : Timber ; or, Discoveries made upon Men and Matter. If men will impartially, and not...
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Shakespeariana, Volume 6

Appleton Morgan, Charlotte Endymion Porter - 1889 - 654 pages
...and harmony, according to Aristotle, from the word poiein, which signifies to make or feign. H^nce he is called a poet, not he which writeth in measure...fable and fiction is, as it were, the form and soul of an y poetical work or poem." (Disc., Poeta.) (26) "... I think it decent to pass over this part in...
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A Dictionary of Quotations in Prose: From American and Foreign Authors ...

Anna Lydia Ward - 1889 - 724 pages
...Criticism. IV. Wordsworth and his Genius. To a poet nothing can be useless. 4255 Johnson: Basi,elas. Ch. 10. A poet, not he which writeth in measure only, but that feigneth and forineth a fable, and writes things like the truth. For the fable and fiction is, as it were, the form...
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Timber: Or, Discoveries Made Upon Men and Matter; Ed. with an Introduction ...

Ben Jonson - 1892 - 216 pages
...life of man in fit measure, numbers, and har- 3 mony ; according to Aristotle from the word TroieiV, which signifies to make or feign. Hence he is called...fable and fiction is, as it were, the form and soul of 35 any poetical work or poem. What mean you by a Poem ? — A poem, poema, is not alone any work or...
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Timber: Or, Discoveries Made Upon Men and Matter

Ben Jonson - 1892 - 216 pages
...life of man in fit measure, numbers, and har- 3 mony ; according to Aristotle from the word iroitiv, which signifies to make or feign. Hence he is called...fable and fiction is, as it were, the form and soul of 35 any poetical work or poem. r What mean you by a Poem ? — A poem, poema, is not alone any work...
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Timber: Or, Discoveries Made Upon Men and Matter

Ben Jonson - 1892 - 228 pages
...life of man in fit measure, numbers, and har- 30 mony ; according to Aristotle from the word iroieiv, which signifies to make or feign. Hence he is called...which writeth in measure only, but that feigneth and forme th a fable, and writes things like the truth. For the fable and fiction is, as it were, the form...
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