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" Euripides, and Sophocles to us, Paccuvius, Accius, him of Cordova dead, To life again, to hear thy buskin tread, And shake a stage : or, when thy socks were on, Leave thee alone, for the comparison Of all that insolent Greece or haughty Rome Sent forth,... "
The Dramatick Writings of Will. Shakspere: With the Notes of All the Various ... - Page 526
by William Shakespeare - 1788
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Elizabethan Theater: Essays in Honor of S. Schoenbaum

R. B. Parker, Sheldon P. Zitner - English drama - 1996 - 340 pages
...of Cordova dead, To life againe, to heare thy Buskin tread, And shake a Stage: Or, when thy Sockes were on, Leave thee alone, for the comparison Of all, that insolent Greece, or haughtie Rome Sent forth, or since did from the ashes come. (Ungathered Verse, 26. 25-40) Modern readers...
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Shakespeare Among the Moderns

Richard Halpern - Drama - 1997 - 308 pages
...Ben Jonson, however, initiates this imperial movement in "To the Memory of. . . William Shakespeare": "Triumph, my Britain, thou hast one to show/ To whom all scenes of Europe homage owe" (41-42). Ben Jonson: Poems, ed. Ian Donaldson (New York: Oxford University Press, 1975), p. 309. would...
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Twenty Questions: (posed by Poems)

J. D. McClatchy - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 236 pages
...of Cordova dead, To life againe, to heare thy Buskin tread, And shake a Stage: Or, when thy Sockes were on, Leave thee alone, for the comparison Of all, that insolent Greece, or haughtie Rome Sent forth, or since did from their ashes come. Thyestes: At a banquet Thyestes was served...
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The Genius of Shakespeare

Jonathan Bate - Drama - 1998 - 420 pages
...adjectives to the drama of Greece and Rome which Shakespeare is said to overgo. 'Triumph, my Britain, mou hast one to show / To whom all scenes of Europe homage owe', proclaims one of the poem's several prophetic invocations. In later centories, the writers of every...
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Shakespeare: The Evidence: Unlocking the Mysteries of the Man and His Work

Ian Wilson - Biography & Autobiography - 1999 - 564 pages
...And art alive still, while thy book doth live . . . In equally extravagant fashion, Jonson went on: Triumph, my Britain, thou hast one to show To whom...scenes of Europe homage owe. He was not of an age, but for all time! There can be no doubt why Heminges and Condell invited Jonson to contribute such verses...
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A Companion to English Renaissance Literature and Culture

Michael Hattaway - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 800 pages
...another audacious aspect of this audacious poem favourable comparisons with, and indeed dismissals of 'all, that insolent Greece or haughty Rome / Sent forth, or since did from their ashes come' (lines 39-40). Though Shakespeare had 'small Latin, and less Greek' (line 31), the great classical...
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The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare

Margreta de Grazia, Stanley Wells - Drama - 2001 - 352 pages
...Jonson memorialized his friend and rival as one who shone brighter than all other dramatists and poets: Triumph, my Britain, thou hast one to show To whom...scenes of Europe homage owe. He was not of an age, but for all time . . . (41-3) But universality is a tricky concept: often what we believe to have comprehensive...
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Shakespeare & the Poets' War

James P. Bednarz - History - 2001 - 360 pages
...observes in his famous elegy, he equaled the ancients, but "when [his] Socks were on, / Leave [him] alone, for the comparison / Of all, that insolent.../ Sent forth, or since did from their ashes come" (lines 37-40). This opinion would have been particularly true of Shakespeare in 1599, before he had...
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Kultur und ▄bersetzung: methodologische Probleme des Kulturtransfers : mit ...

Gisela Thome, Claudia Giehl, Heidrun Gerzymisch-Arbogast - Context (Linguistics) - 2002 - 370 pages
...landmark performances that give ample proof of Ben Jonson's eulogy of his dead friend and fellow dramatist Triumph, my Britain, thou hast one to show To whom all scenes of Europe homage owe He was not for an age, but for all time! In stark contrast to this universal pretense it had become a trend among...
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哈姆雷特

Charles Lamb - 2002 - 200 pages
...Exercises / ; , ASE William Shakespeare, 1564-1616) Ben Jonson ) ffiN'J Triumph, my Britain, thou has one to show To whom all scenes of Europe homage owe. He was not of an age, but for all time! eW ' ▒ ░ ╗ ttB'J ^ %%L * surprise ) Katherine Portia ) > |g txas; $n "TO be, or not...
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