By D.H. Craig
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In a melodramatic version of Rowe’s paragraphs on Jonson’s relations with Shakespeare, Jonson is pictured as the serpent in Shakespeare’s bosom, driven by ‘unconquerable envy’ to do all he could to impede his rival’s progress. Shakespeare’s majestic forbearance and Jonson’s irrepressible malice are unmistakable since their inmost souls are revealed in their works. The Shakespeare partisans were not satisfied with the evidence of Jonson’s envy and malignity which survived in anecdote, let alone with what there was in the historical record; a number of inventions were required.
106. Honigmann, Shakespeare’s Impact on his Contemporaries (1982), P. 99. ), The Plays of William Shakespeare (1785), iv, 503, 516; viii, 59. 76 Edward Capell, Notes and Various Readings to Shakespeare (1783), iii, 479. See No. 156. 77 Ireland is quoted in Schoenbaum, p. 219; Chalmers’s identification of the ‘Poet-Ape’ is in A Supplemental Apology for the Believers in the Shakespeare-Papers (1799), pp. 240–2. 78 A Complete History of the Stage (1800), iii, 308. Jonson is the subject of chs 5 and 6 of volume iii.
No? Cord. No, I assure you signior; if those lawes you speake of, had beene delivered us, ab Initio; and in their present vertue and perfection, there had beene some reason of obeying their powers…. (Sig. ] (b) The chorus following Act I, Scene iii. 32 BEN JONSON Cord. Now signior, how approve you this? have the Humorists exprest themselves truly or no? Mit. Yes (if it be wel prosecuted) ’tis hitherto happy ynough: but methinks Macilente went hence too soone, he might have been made to stay and speake somewhat in reproofe of Sordido’s wretchednesse, now at the last.
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