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" Yet must I not give nature all ; thy art, My gentle SHAKESPEARE, must enjoy a part. For though the poet's matter nature be, His art doth give the fashion : and, that he 278 Who casts to write a living line, must sweat, (Such as thine are) and strike the... "
The Quarterly Review - Page 94
edited by - 1890
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William Shakespeare Portrayed by Himself: A Revelation of the Poet in the ...

Robert Waters - 1888
...This is proved, I think, by what Ben Jonson, his familiar friend, says of him in his famous eulogy: Yet must I not give nature all; thy art, My gentle...poet's matter nature be, His art doth give the fashion [shape]. And, that he Who casts to write a living line, must sweat (Such as thine are), and strike...
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Shakespeare Or Bacon?

Sir Theodore Martin - 1888 - 70 pages
...witjy Plautus, now not please, But antiquated and deserted lye, As they were not of Nature's family. Yet must I not give Nature all; thy art, My gentle...poet's matter Nature be, His art doth give the fashion 1 and that he, Who casts to write a living line must sweat, Such as thine are, and strike the second...
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The Bookworm: An Illustrated Treasury of Old-time Literature, Volume 1

Bibliography - 1888
...witty Plautus, now not please; But antiquated, and deserted lye As they were not of Natures family. Yet must I not give Nature all: Thy Art, My gentle Shakespeare, must enjoy a part. For though the Poets matter, Nature be, His art doth give the fashion. And, that he. Who casts to write a living line,...
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The Authorship of Shakespeare

James G. McManaway - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 50 pages
...emotion. Nature herself was proud of his designs, And joy'd to wear the dressing of his lines! . . . Yet must I not give Nature all, Thy art, My gentle...matter, Nature be, His art doth give the fashion. . . . For a good poet's made, as well as born. And such wert thou. [Ben Jonson, "To the Memory of My...
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Shakespearean Metadrama: The Argument of the Play in Titus Andronicus, Love ...

James L. Calderwood - Literary Criticism - 1971 - 204 pages
...of the theater. Nor are these isolated, perhaps half-accidental instances. The Ben Jonson who wrote Yet must I not give Nature all: Thy Art, My gentle Shakespeare, must enjoy a part knew very well (unlike Stephen Dedalus) that no one ever hacked blindly at a block of wood and produced...
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Shakespeare: Text, Subtext, and Context

Ronald L. Dotterer - Literary Criticism - 1989 - 234 pages
...better understanding of the craftsmanship of the great dramatic poet whose art Ben Jonson praised: "For though the poet's matter nature be, / His art doth give the fashion." In this essay I discuss some of Shakespeare's dramaturgical decisions and procedures in King Lear....
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Studies in Shakespeare, Bibliography, and Theatre

James G. McManaway - 1990 - 417 pages
...was proud of his designes, And joy'd to weare the dressing of his lines! . . . Yet must I not giue Nature all : Thy Art, My gentle Shakespeare, must...though the Poet's matter, Nature be, His Art doth giue the fashion. . . . For a good Poet's made, as well as borne. And such wert thou.8 Notes on Act...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - Reference - 1992 - 1132 pages
...have wits to read and praise to give. (1. 17-19) 44 He was not of an age, but for all time! (1. 38) 45 I mourn in my complaint, and make a noise; (LV, 1 —2) 38 And Jonson POETRY QUOTATIONS Who casts to write a living line, must sweat (Such as thine are) and strike...
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The Consumption of Culture, 1600-1800: Image, Object, Text

Ann Bermingham, John Brewer - History - 1997 - 548 pages
...apotheosis. Indeed, Jonson's highest praise of Shakespeare is the sort of praise he sought for himself: For though the poet's matter nature be, His art doth give the fashion . . . For a good poet's made, as well as born; And such wert thou. Look how the father's face Lives...
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Elizabethan Theater: Essays in Honor of S. Schoenbaum

Samuel Schoenbaum, R. B. Parker, Professor of English Trinity College R B Parker, Sheldon P. Zitner - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 324 pages
...Us" (Ungathered Verse, 26), which stands at the head of the commemorative poems in the same Folio: "Yet must I not give Nature all: Thy Art, / My gentle Shakespeare, must enjoy a part" (55-56). The word appears once more in the preliminary pages of the Folio in the address "To the Great...
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