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" His judgment of stranger poets was, that he thought not Bartas a poet, but a verser, because he wrote not fiction. He cursed Petrarch for redacting verses into sonnets, which he said was like that tyrant's bed, where some who were too short were racked,... "
The Works of Ben Jonson...: With Notes Critical and Explanatory, and a ... - Page cxxv
by Ben Jonson, William Gifford - 1816
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The Monthly magazine

Monthly literary register - 1841 - 1092 pages
...Petrarch for redacting verses to Sonnets ; which he said were like that Tirrant's bed, wher some who where too short were racked, others too long cut short. " That Guarini, in his Pastor Fido, keept not decorum, in making Shepherds speek as well as himself could. " That Lucan, taken in parts,...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper;

Samuel Johnson - 1810 - 562 pages
...the tyrants' bed, where some who were too short were racked, others too long cut short. That Guariui, in his Pastor Fido, kept no decorum in making shepherds...speak as well as himself. That he told cardinal du Peron (when he was in France, anno l6l3) who showed him his translation of Virgil, that it was nought...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper, Volume 5

Alexander Chalmers - 1810 - 746 pages
...fiction. He cursed Petrarch for redacting verses into sonnets, which he said was like the tyrants' bed, where some who were too short were racked, others too long cut short. That Guariui, in his Pastor Fido,kept no decorum in making shepherds speak as well as himself. That he told...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including ..., Volume 5

Samuel Johnson - 1810 - 728 pages
...1 1 . were too short were racked, others too long cut short. That Guariui, in his Pastor Fido,kept no decorum in making shepherds speak as well as himself. That he told cardinal du Peron (when he was in France, anno 16 13) who showed him his translation of Virgil, that k was nought...
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The Dramatic Works of Ben Jonson, and Beaumont and Fletcher ..., Volume 1

Ben Jonson, John Fletcher, Francis Beaumont - 1811 - 780 pages
...judgment of stranger poets was, that he thought not Bartas a poet, but a verser, because he wrote no fiction. He cursed Petrarch for redacting verses into...in making shepherds speak as well as himself; that the best pieces of Ronsard were his Odes. But all this was to no purpose, savs Dmmmoad, for he never...
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The Dramatic Works of Ben Jonson, and Beaumont and Fletcher: The ..., Volume 1

Ben Jonson - 1811 - 790 pages
...cursed Petrarch for redacting verses into sonnets, which he said was like that tyrant's bed, whore some who were too short were racked, others too long...in making shepherds speak as well as himself ; that the best pieces of Ronsard were his Odes. But all this was to no purpose, says Drummoad, for he never...
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The Southern Review, Volume 6

1830 - 570 pages
...because he wrote not fictions. He cursed Petrarch for redacting verses into sonnets, which, he said, were like that tyrant's bed, where some who were too short, were racked, others too long, cut. short. That GuarLni, in his Pastor Fido, kept no decorum in making shepherds speak as well as himself. He said...
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Southern Review, Volume 6

1830 - 584 pages
...because he wrote not fictions. He cursed Petrarch for redacting verses into .n-.s, which, he said, were like that tyrant's bed, where some who were too short, were racked, others too loui:. cut short. That Guurini, in his Pastor Fido, kept no decorum in making shepherds speak as well...
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Lives of Sacred Poets, Volume 1

Robert Aris Willmott - 1834 - 408 pages
...we are told by Drummond, " cursed Petrarch for redacting verses into sonnets," which he compared to that " tyrant's bed where some who were too short, were racked, others, too long, cut short," the sonnets of Barnes could not have escaped his censure. They are written with an almost constant...
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Lives of the Most Eminent Literary and Scientific Men of Great ..., Volume 2

Samuel Astley Dunham - 1837 - 418 pages
...sure that Drummond intended them to be so. So far we see little to condemn in either of the friends. " His judgment of stranger poets was, That he thought...shewed him his translation of Virgil, that it was nought : that the best pieces of Ronsard were his Odes. [But all this was to no pur/tote, (says our...
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